Ballerina-scape

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked for many years in his local community with people affected by physical and mental impairments, and he understands and is sensitive to the challenges that... Continue Reading →

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 →

Balance

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked for many years in his local community with people affected by physical and mental impairments, and he understands and is sensitive to the challenges that... Continue Reading →

Hope Floats

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very... Continue Reading →

Duality

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very... Continue Reading →

Across the Universe

Photo taken By Leigh Righton, a Vancouver based portrait photographer who recently shot a series called "Across the Universe" that studies movement and expressions of freedom and joy. Leigh is supportive of the mental illness community, and explores themes through her work that speak to people who are suffering. About this photo: "This image was a collaboration... Continue Reading →

Movement

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression. About this photo: I love capturing movement in photography. I took this of a friend of mine in my basement studio. I was feeling depressed and wanted to do something fun and playful, but was not up to leaving the house. She was a perfect subject,... Continue Reading →

La Bailarina

Photo taken by Paz, who struggles with depression. She was diagnosed with bipolar II in 2008, but a year ago got a more accurate diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. More about her history here, which includes drugs and a brittle bone condition. She writes and edits video and does other photo-related freelance work such as photo resaturation when... Continue Reading →

Moving Free

Photo taken by Raven Adams, 26, of model Lillian Concepcion in New York. About this photo: This photo was taken of Lillian who is a choreographer/dancer. We decided on Coney Island because she grew up in the area. We wanted to capture an image of her that would express where she came from and her passion. The love... Continue Reading →

Dancing in the Forrest

Photo taken by Reverine, 21, living in the UK. She has dealt with depression in the past and has people close to her suffering. About this photo: A few years ago I used to be depressed a lot and would often escape into fantasy worlds of stories and imagination, things that helped to shape my creative vision.... Continue Reading →

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