Karma

Please welcome first-time contributor John Holt, a 35-year-old man who suffers from a personalty disorder, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. After spending some time in prison, he feels like he has finally gotten control over his mind through medication and his Olympus omd-10 camera. Photography helps him feel better because he can forgot the world around him.... Continue Reading →

Clovis Waiting For The Master

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “This image was made in 2013. So much has changed since that time. Amongst the little things, there were some big ones; we retired, closed our photography business and then in less than a month... Continue Reading →

A True Friend

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due to both manic and depressive episodes. Thanks to medication, therapy, family, and friends, she is finally starting to live life to the fullest. About this photo: “It is... Continue Reading →

Some Days

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Some days it is my photography and my sweet dog that keep me on track and pull me up and out. My totally deaf rescue dog Grace is such a good friend. She knows how... Continue Reading →

Love in the Time of Depression

Photo taken by contributor Karina Barszewski Churchill, a 38-year-old aspiring novelist and amateur photographer. Karina has bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, diagnosed in 1999. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in creative writing. She then went on to the University of Buffalo to receive a Masters of Library Science. She is a lover... Continue Reading →

Tranquility

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared and she developed intrusive thoughts. For CJ these thoughts were highly distressing as the content was related to harming herself and others. She was diagnosed with... Continue Reading →

Innocent Creature

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer based in Rochester, N.Y. Hank has had several close friends and family members struggle with mental illness. He lost a brother to suicide. Photography is a great escape during hard times, and during good times, a pure joy. About this photo: “This photo, taken in a local park shortly... Continue Reading →

Day 85 – Mountain town

Photo taken by contributor Cassandra, a 32-year-old woman from New Zealand who lost her older brother to suicide when she was 14-years-old. Beyond being sad and shocked, she was very angry. She remained angry about what she considered his ‘weak and stupid choice’ for most of her life, until last year, when she suffered her first... Continue Reading →

My Therapy Dog

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has suffered from severe depression on and off for many years. She loves taking photos, and one of her favorite things to photograph is animals, even though it can be quite challenging. About this photo: "Sometimes when I am going through a depressive episode, it is hard to get... Continue Reading →

Crossroads

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: "I have been stuck back in my pit and am slowly crawling back out. Doc has been changing my meds around and the only thing good about that has been discovering Xanax.... Continue Reading →

The Simple Things

Photos taken by first-time contributor Max, an addict with 3.5 years of sobriety, who currently works at a treatment center in Houston, Texas. He is also an avid surfer. After taking a photography class, he felt that this was what he needed to be doing, and so he is currently pursuing a BFA in Photography/Digital Media. About these photos:... Continue Reading →

Love Your Pet Day!

Photo taken by first-time contributor Heather Hamilton, a 25-year-old wife, friend, pet parent, daughter, granddaughter, vegetarian, survivor, bisexual, entrepreneur. She struggles with everyday choices, depression, and making the right decisions. One of the ways she gets release from the prison of her mind, is loving on her animals. She believes that they all feel what she feels, and... Continue Reading →

Voice for the Voiceless

Photo taken by Jan Austin Smith, a 27-year-old man living in Northern California. His mother, a Psychiatrist, has depression, and his closest aunt is bipolar, so he has been around people with mental health issues his whole life, and has a tremendous amount of compassion for them. He thinks that mental issues are so maligned in... Continue Reading →

Life is Ruff

Photo taken by Sarah, a 23-year-old woman from Connecticut who was diagnosed with bipolar II two years ago. It threw her for a loop and disrupted her life in many ways. She is not where she expected to be, but can honestly say that she is finding peace about that. The peaks and valleys have taught... Continue Reading →

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