Dissociation

Please welcome first time contributor Layne, an 18-year-old photographer living with Borderline Personality Disorder and dissociation. They have found photography therapeutic and something that helps them think about feelings and make something positive out of it, making it easier for them to deal with having negative thoughts. About this photo: "This photo is a piece... Continue Reading →

Release

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with anxiety, PTSD, depression and dissociation. She has survived a suicide attempt. Annie copes by walking when able, meditation, yoga, writing, artwork and being with her best friend Rumi, her feline companion. About this photo: “There are days that anxiety and depression weigh heavy upon you and... Continue Reading →

Eclipse

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, PTSD, anxiety and dissociation. Annie has survived a suicide attempt. Annie copes by meditating, doing yoga, walking when weather permits, listening to music, reading, writing and art. Rumi, her feline companion, is her best friend. About this photo: “Eclipse of the Sun, eclipse of my spirit,... Continue Reading →

War

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, PTSD, anxiety and dissociation. Annie has survived a suicide attempt. Art, music, reading, writing, yoga, meditation and walking help when weather permits. Her feline companion Rumi is her best friend. About this photo: “At a time of remembrance for the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki we... Continue Reading →

Dissociation & Psychosis

Photo by contributor John E. Panic, a man who was born in Houston, Texas, in 1954. John experienced his first psychotic episode on his last day of elementary school. He went undiagnosed until 1973 when recreational drug use as a sophomore in college caused a mental breakdown. His first diagnosis was from a hallucinatory drug flashback. He was misdiagnosed as having... Continue Reading →

Free To Dream

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Dissociation. Annie meditates, does yoga, art, listens to music, and shares life with Rumi, her feline companion. Annie feels it is time to share that she has attempted suicide in her lifetime. She longs to be free of her past and finds peace amidst... Continue Reading →

Light

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, depression, anxiety and dissociation. Meditation, yoga, music and the expressive arts are helpful tools. Her companion cat, Rumi, brings her much comfort. About this photo: “On the passing of a friend's wife, on the passing of a friend's mother...a great light still burns brightly! A... Continue Reading →

Get Me Out Of Here, Now!

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with Anxiety, PTSD, depression, and dissociation. She copes by listening to music, art, photography, and writing stories and poems. Annie lives with Rumi, her feline companion. About this photo: “Get me out of here, now! I can't stand going to the grocery store. I take a list.  I... Continue Reading →

Waiting

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Dissociation. Annie copes by writing, drawing, reading, meditating, walking when able, and brushing her cat Rumi. She loves photography and feels music is very soothing. About this photo: “He waits in the window for her to come home—sitting patiently.  She will be back,... Continue Reading →

Stairs

Photos taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Dissociation. Annie copes by writing, drawing, reading, meditating, walking when able, and brushing her cat Rumi. She loves photography and feels music is very soothing. About these photos: “Stairs! They are very formidable for me. Going up, is one thing, but the very... Continue Reading →

BREATH—less

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Dissociation. Annie copes by writing, drawing, reading, meditating, walking when able, and brushing her cat Rumi. She loves photography and feels music is very soothing. About this photo: “I was choking. I could not get air–no breath. Blacked out on the kitchen floor; was... Continue Reading →

Shocked and Saddened

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “Shocked and saddened by recent world events, I turn further inward and reflect.... Reflect on what, if anything I can do. I can't change what happened. A wave of hopelessness... Continue Reading →

Friendship

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “We had never met before. It was awkward at first, but after those initial moments of wondering about trust, we became friends. Horses are very intuitive. They can sense your feelings,... Continue Reading →

The Other Side Of The Looking Glass

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the the looking glass? Sometimes living with these diagnoses feels like I am spinning and the world that Alice saw is not too... Continue Reading →

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