Floating On

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 22-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from depression and anxiety for many years now. She feels very passionate about photography. It’s so much more than just taking pictures to her, it’s a coping mechanism. About this photo: "Just keep floating on. No matter how deep and dark the water... Continue Reading →

Hat Creek Ridge

Please welcome first-time contributor Greg Noble, a 68-year-old Navy veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Greg is a medically retired truck driver who drove 3.5 million miles during his career. After injuring himself on the job and not being able to work any longer, the demons that he had eluded since leaving the Navy and serving three tours in Vietnam, caught up... Continue Reading →

Surviving Our Harshest Winters

Please welcome first-time contributor Harris Lieberman, a man who has spent fifty of his sixty-three years living with depression and anxiety. He has reached the conclusion that he will never be able to fully control either of them, but he tries to manage them as best he can. He appreciates that they are in part responsible for who and how... Continue Reading →

OCD

Photo taken by contributor J, a teenager from Sanford, Florida. J has lived with OCD for the past two years. Sometimes she’s felt in control, while other times it has ruled her life. This past year, her OCD caused her to count letters in words to check if they added up to five, leaving her feeling... Continue Reading →

Calming & Centering

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women,... Continue Reading →

Black Sun of El Moro

Photos taken by first-time contributor Joel Sax, a man who has suffered from bipolar depressions since he was in second grade. He earned an Anthropology degree from Pomona College and attended Duke University on a graduate fellowship that he lost after assuming too heavy a course load, typical of his hypomanic episodes. In 1992, he... Continue Reading →

Depression Reset Button

Photo taken by contributor Jan Austin Smith, a 27-year-old man living in Northern California. Jan has been around people with mental health issues his whole life, including his mother, a psychiatrist, who has depression, and his closest aunt, who is bipolar. Jan has also suffered from depression and anxiety himself, which has been hugely exacerbated... Continue Reading →

Innocence: A Photo Collage

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nina, a 53-year-old woman from Pittsburg, California. She does not have a diagnosed mental health condition, however she has experienced severe anxiety, and has been working though a lot of issues stemming from growing up with a violent, alcoholic father. About this photo: "I created this collage without much thought, but stepping... Continue Reading →

Rising From the Ashes

Photo taken by contributor Jan Austin Smith, a 27-year-old man living in Northern California. Jan has been around people with mental health issues his whole life, including his mother, a psychiatrist, who has depression, and his closest aunt, who is bipolar. Jan has also suffered from depression and anxiety himself, which has been hugely exacerbated... Continue Reading →

The Truth is Somewhere

Photos taken by contributor Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, when she had family members close to her struggling with different mental health issues. When she was 7, her uncle, who was deaf and suffering... Continue Reading →

Mélancolie

Photos taken by Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, when she had family members close to her struggling with different mental health issues. When she was 7, her uncle, who was deaf and suffering from... Continue Reading →

Empty Places

Photo taken by Deborah Zwolenkiewicz, who lives in a small town on the central coast of California which was where this picture was taken. In her words: "I have bipolar disorder which was diagnosed after I had been having symptoms for about 25 years.  What took them so long anyway??  In the end it was my mother-in-law who saw... Continue Reading →

Voice for the Voiceless

Photo taken by Jan Austin Smith, a 27-year-old man living in Northern California. His mother, a Psychiatrist, has depression, and his closest aunt is bipolar, so he has been around people with mental health issues his whole life, and has a tremendous amount of compassion for them. He thinks that mental issues are so maligned in... Continue Reading →

Fallen Flag

Photo taken by Dem-Eyez, a 20-year-old student in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Southern California, Dem-Eyez has been working with visual arts for a number of years now. She derives her pseudonym from the double-entendre of "them/those eyes" and "demise." Dem-Eyez also publishes literary work under the name Autumn Hamnet, an homage to her fiery... Continue Reading →

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