Native Alaskan Culture

Photo taken by contributor Aaron Fisk, a 32-year-old Combat Infantryman from Anchorage, Alaska. He has been managing PTSD for 10 years using photography and cinematography. Getting out into the wilderness also helps him put life into perspective.  About this photo: “I attended an event not too long ago that had dancers from my Native Alaskan culture and from various American... Continue Reading →

Into the Light; India

Photo taken by first-time contributor Amy, a 30-year-old woman originally from Australia, currently living in Canada. She spent her teenage years and early twenties battling depression and anxiety. These periods of darkness were intertwined with critical and damaging thoughts of herself. She created a very real barrier between herself and others. A lack of confidence and... Continue Reading →

Bolivian Boys

Photo taken by contributor Elise, a 19-year-old girl who is passionate about travel and helping people. She loves seeing new places and experiencing all the things a new country or culture has to offer. She believes that through helping other people through their difficulties you can learn so much about them and about yourself. She’s been... Continue Reading →

Cross Processed Self-Portrait; Korea

Photo taken by PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university in Korea, but photography is his passion. In his words: "I’ve been living in Korea for about four years. At first it was really exciting to... Continue Reading →

House of Abandoned Children

Photos taken by Tom Robinson, a 30-year-old English photographer who has traveled extensively through South East Asia as well as South & Central America. He worked for a year at a special needs school, which was an eye opener and he thinks back to it more now that he is a father. He especially remembers a girl... Continue Reading →

A Thousand Words

Photo taken by Anonymous 24, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She will be receiving her BA in art history and computer science in 2013, after walking away from being a studio arts major. Her encounter with adversities caused her to lose faith in the world, leaving her discouraged and depressed. However, she remains determined to make things better. About... 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 →

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. I have never felt the depths of depression personally, but I have seen it tear apart the families of those close to me, and I... Continue Reading →

Separator; LA Meets South Korea

Photo taken by n23art who has suffered from depression for many years. He is from the UK, but has been living in Asia for the last five years. More about him here.  The two photos used to create this piece were taken at Union Station, LA July 2011, and Downtown Incheon, South Korea October 2011. About... Continue Reading →

Breathtaking Peaks of Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of her inspiring story here. About this photo: Last November, my dad and I celebrated our milestone birthdays by hiking the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. We... Continue Reading →

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