When Did I Become the Crazy One?

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City. She is a woman with bipolar disorder, and accompanying anxiety and depression. She used to work full time and ride the subway daily, but is no longer able to. About this photo: "I remember him clearly. The urban cowboy. The faceless man all in black. He... Continue Reading →

Manic!

Photo taken by first-time contributor Ian Timings, a 38-year-old man from the UK. He has Bipolar 2 Disorder, though he struggles with the term "Disorder" because there are often time when he finds that his condition has advantages. He is keen to increase awareness about all aspects of mental health as he still occasionally receives stigma. He... Continue Reading →

Angst

Photo submitted by contributor Victoria Saywer, a 30-year-old woman who has been suffering from panic attacks, anxiety and depression since she was 10-years-old. That was 20 years of avoidance, of persistent fear, of stomach aches and rushing thoughts. This photo was taken of her by her friend, Kerri Lavertu. Alcohol has been a demon for... Continue Reading →

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: "This is a submission for both Broken Light Collective, and Unmasked, a project that encourages people to come out about their diagnoses to help fight stigma. It is hard for me to put... 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 →

Faces of Depression

Photo taken by Tara O, a freelance photographer with depression from Phoenix, Arizona, who specializes in pinup and retro style photography. She went to Arizona State University and studied Fine Art, and loves making more meaningful images also. About this photo: This image attempts to capture depression in a way most people don't understand. It's not... Continue Reading →

Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression. About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. The depression keeps me down, emotionally and physically, often laying under heavy blankets in darkness barely moving for hours and hours, and then insomnia lifts... Continue Reading →

Ghostly Child

Photo taken by a mom who has been in a bad depression since before her child was born, almost two years ago. About this photo: Some days are better than others, but I never feel like a good mom. If I get energy it usually only lasts for about 10 seconds, not even one lap of... Continue Reading →

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