Alone at Christmastime

Photo taken by contributor Kevin W. Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the late eighties. Kevin is supported by a wonderful mental health team, including a counselor, case manager, and wellness coach. He uses photography as a coping skill whenever things gets stressful. About this photo: “This Christmas ornament represents me being alone... Continue Reading →

Silhouettes

Photo taken by contributor Aggie, a woman currently living in Norway. She has had two very close friends, one male and one female, who have suffered from anorexia and related mental health issues, including depression. It was hard for Aggie to watch her friends suffer and even harder knowing that the only thing she could... Continue Reading →

Solitary

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression, as well as anxiety and panic attacks. She loves taking photos as an outlet, and since she has not been able to leave the house much recently, she has turned to self-portraiture. About this photo: "I feel like I am constantly wearing one mask or another.... Continue Reading →

Loneliness

Photo taken by Sarah Monagle, a 44-year-old educator, mother, writer, photographer, and brain tumor survivor. She also struggles with ongoing depression. About this photo: "I call this photograph "Loneliness." It was taken in Skagway, Alaska from a train. Though it is a color photograph, the tones are almost all gray. The trees in the foreground... Continue Reading →

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can cannibalize the soul- consumed from the inside out. At a certain point, my anger and anxiety would catch fire, and once again, from the inside... Continue Reading →

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the negative emotions and turn them into something positive and productive. She says that helps her to lead a normal life without restricting herself or being... Continue Reading →

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but it turned into much more symbolically. About this photo: Sometimes, or all of the time, it feels like happiness is in front of me, just... Continue Reading →

Cross of the Martyrs; Santa Fe

Photo taken by Heather. We have close friends that have suffered with mental illness for years. It is heartbreaking because you don't know how to help.  I have personally battled through depression and anxiety and it is no easy task.  The picture of the cross that I submitted reminds me to breathe and relax.  It is... Continue Reading →

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