Feeling Very Small

Photo taken by first-time contributor Shanna, a 45-year-old in Georgia living with DID, Bipolar, Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and PTSD.  She has found that having a camera in her hands grounds her and gives her peace. About this photo: “Due to many health problems, aside from my mental illnesses, I have been unable to get outside... Continue Reading →

Escape

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD and dissociative disorder. Her coping tools include writing, walking, meditation, reading and being with her feline companion Zoe. About this photo: “Have you ever gotten lost watching clouds? Has time passed too slowly some days and on other days too quickly?  Caught in the trap... Continue Reading →

Safe Place

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jo, a 63-year-old Native woman from Arizona who has been struggling most of her life with depression, PTSD and dissociation. Jo still struggles daily, but she is now on a path towards healing. Photography of nature is part of her self-care and healing process. About this photo: “This photo is of my 'Safe Place'... Continue Reading →

Self Portrait #5

Photo taken by contributor Heidi Spitzig, a 37-year-old woman from the Finger Lakes region of New York.  Heidi is a survivor of childhood sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse and lives with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and DID. She believes in the healing power of the creative process and uses photography as a way to remain present and connected to... Continue Reading →

Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder

Photos taken by contributor Shanna McKinney, a 40-year-old woman from Georgia who has struggled with an array of mental health challenges throughout her life. Only in the past few years during counseling for PTSD, anxiety, and depression, was she and the world introduced to Gidget, Squirt (Little Shanna), and Adrian, her dissociative identities. With the help of her alters, she is remembering and... Continue Reading →

Going In

Please welcome first-time contributor Heidi Spitzig, a 37-year-old woman from the Finger Lakes region of New York. Heidi is a survivor of trauma and lives with anxiety, depression, and Dissociative Identity Disorder. She believes in the healing power of the creative process and uses photography as a way to remain present and connected to the beauty found... Continue Reading →

Living The Bipolar Life

Please welcome first-time contributor Laura Mclean. a woman from Ontario, Canada, who was first diagnosed as a child with dissociative disorders. Auditory and visual hallucinations were the norm. At that time, in the 1970s, there were no treatments for her diagnoses. In the 1990s, psychologists deemed the disorder caused by Multiple Personalities, then in the year 2000 the... Continue Reading →

Gift Of A Child

Photo taken by contributor Shanna McKinney, a 40-year-old woman from Georgia who has struggled with an array of mental health challenges throughout her life.  Last year during counseling for PTSD, anxiety, and depression, she and the world were introduced to Gidget, Squirt (Little Shanna), and Adrian, her dissociative identities. With the help of her alters, she is remembering and healing... Continue Reading →

Multiple Personalities

Photos taken by Quantumphysica. In her words: "Last year was a hectic time for me, I got incarcerated (twice) and have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, malignant narcissism and mild DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder). The schizophrenia is most likely a hereditary condition, as there are more cases on my mother's side of the... Continue Reading →

Childhood Lost

Photo taken by Ruth Mower, a 54 year old woman living in Arizona. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography several years ago.  During her time as a student working on her degree, she was in counseling grappling with challenges from PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder.  Photography helped her explore her own... Continue Reading →

I’m. In. Together.

Photo taken by Mira from the midwest; a Registered Art Therapist and Certified Life, Youth & Family Coach. She is 58 years old and struggling with something she calls a "shadow" Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality). . About this photo: I don't have fully-formed separate personalities, but like the two birch trees... Continue Reading →

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