Exploration

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer, a 23-year-old photographer out of Jacksonville, Florida, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Jennifer’s photography is influenced by her PTSD, and anxiety in general. Her work tends to center on the themes of longing, nostalgia, and occasionally hope. She especially enjoys creating and photographing miniature scenes. While art has always been her passion, since developing PTSD,... Continue Reading →

Let Me In

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

The Nighttime

Please welcome first-time contributor M, a 20-year-old student from Finland who has been suffering from various mental health challenges over the past eight years. She has been diagnosed with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, fear of social situations, and recurrent PTSD. The truth of her condition, however, still remains unclear. And yet, she carries on, trying to understand a world that feels so... Continue Reading →

Take Me Away

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that photography/digital art was the only way he knew how to relieve stress in a healthy manner, he started doing it more often in hopes of... Continue Reading →

Nature’s Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household herself with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our... Continue Reading →

Self-Portrait in Four Parts

Photos taken by first-time contributor Sully Sidhe, a woman who has never been formally diagnosed with mental illness, but struggles with anxiety. She has a penchant for music and art in all forms, and loves glitter, rainbows, unicorns and the dark side of the moon. About these photos: "I know we all have an imagery deep... Continue Reading →

Delicate & Complex

Photo taken by first-time contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm... Continue Reading →

Closing In

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right around the time when she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Things that were once easy became impossible for her. Getting dressed in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I Want to Disappear

Photo taken by 19 year old Christina Erb, who has been studying the art of photography in and out of school for the last 8 years. She suffers from anxiety due to stress and sleep deprivation. About this photo: This photograph was part of my "Lyric Series," which was a project from my black and... Continue Reading →

Drowning

Photo taken by a 30-something woman diagnosed with bipolar and depression among other things. About this photo: I feel under water at the moment. Overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety. Pounded with terrible headaches nightly. I felt like I was doing better, but now I feel like I am losing control. I hope things calm down... Continue Reading →

Hare and the Bear

Photos by Lauren Turton from Dayton, Ohio who has recently moved to San Diego, California.  After years of working in the restaurant industry she decided to return to school to pursue her passions- photography and art.  After finishing the program and starting a photography business Lauren realized self-portraits and fine art were her passions and interest... 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 →

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