Free Falling

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: "This image is such a reflection of my state and my life. I recently retired and did not want to continue living where I was. I didn’t want to be where everyone saw me... Continue Reading →

What is Real?

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman from the northeastern part of the US. She suffers from recurrent depressive episodes that can last from a few days to a few years, as well as hypomania. She finds photography to be helpful during those times when she is able to bring herself to lift the camera. About... Continue Reading →

Focus

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from generalized and social anxiety disorders and panic attacks. It affects her relationships and functioning in daily life. She has used medication to control her anxiety and panic, but is trying to find alternative tools and techniques so she does not have to... Continue Reading →

The Edge of Darkness

Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with depression and generalized and social anxiety disorders. About these photos: "I suffer from severe depression, and when I feel at the edge of darkness, there are times when I want to be swept out to sea or sink to the bottom, while other times being out in... Continue Reading →

Beauty and Isolation

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties in Florida. She regularly experiences depression and anxiety, and rarely travels any more as a result. About this photo: “I was on a rare vacation when I took this photo, but when you suffer from depression you are never really on vacation. I was at a beautiful community, in... Continue Reading →

Tangled Together

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 →

Letting Go of Negative Thoughts

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with a mood disorder who experiences severe depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She enjoys taking photos to express herself and her moods and emotions. About this photo: "Sometimes it is easy to hold on to negative thoughts and feelings, but I know that those thoughts and feelings can be... Continue Reading →

Baby Love

Photo taken by a photographer and mom who suffers from severe depression. Despite the depths she may sink to, she is able to find joy in capturing special moments in the lives of other people. About this photo: "I love photographing children. These twin newborns were no exception. They were beyond cute. The rings in this... Continue Reading →

Determination

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. She is a wife and mother who enjoys capturing her reality through photos. She finds pleasure in all types of photography, including documentary style, portrait, long exposure, and abstract. She especially loves photographing kids and animals. About this photo: “I took this photograph... Continue Reading →

Feet First

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 made him especially sensitive to those who are struggling, both physically and mentally. About these photos: "While... Continue Reading →

Swirl of Color

Photo taken by a woman in her forties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADD. About this photo: "This photograph was taken in Brooklyn, NY. I hoped to capture the extremely emotional and motion-full day with my photos. The swirl of color in this one mirrored my intense mood swings during this very hot day." ... Continue Reading →

Close

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from depression and anxiety. About this photo: It was a very special moment when I got my childhood nanny and daughter together for the first time.  Weekly photo challenge: Close

Life From Above

There is something different about looking at the world from above. A distance that is all too familiar when you live with severe depression, anxiety, or bipolar; or all of the above. Everyone else is part of a nameless, faceless world that is moving on beneath you, without even a glance. I shot almost exclusively... Continue Reading →

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