Caution

Photo taken by contributor Mark Maya, a 30-year-old photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar II.  Mark has used photography to help treat and express himself for about four years now. He is currently doing a yearlong self-portrait project. About this photo: “This self portrait is how I perceive my social life and the tendencies that... Continue Reading →

Friendship in Havana

Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, a woman who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to... Continue Reading →

At the Pumpkin Patch

Photo taken in Pennsylvania by a contributor Danielle who has Major Depressive Disorder. She has had a difficult few years that has caused her to shut most everyone out of her life. She does maintain a select few family and friends who have supported her through the darkest of times. About this photo: "This week my best... Continue Reading →

Silhouettes

Photo taken by contributor Aggie, a woman currently living in Norway. She has had two very close friends, one male and one female, who have suffered from anorexia and related mental health issues, including depression. It was hard for Aggie to watch her friends suffer and even harder knowing that the only thing she could... Continue Reading →

Into the Light

Photo taken by first-time contributor Johanna from Finland, who has both family members and friends who have suffered from mental health issues, including severe depression and bipolar disorder. She also works as a guidance counselor with many students who struggle with different kinds of problems, and it is her job to try and help them... Continue Reading →

Unable to Speak

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 21-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. She is trying to see all 50 states and has been to 38 so far. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage... Continue Reading →

Seeing Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 21-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. She is trying to see all 50 states and has been to 38 so far. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage... Continue Reading →

Capturing Light, Thailand

Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very hard. He is originally from the UK, but currently lives in Thailand. About this photo: "Chiang Mai, Thailand. August 2012. I'd love to... Continue Reading →

Friends and Travel, Iran

Photo taken by contributor Shayan, a 25-year-old man from Tehran, Iran. He bought a camera last year and started to study and practice photography on his own. He has not experienced mental illness, however his aunt has. She has trouble concentrating and thinking clearly, and has problems with her socializing and learning abilities. It is believed to perhaps... Continue Reading →

Someone To Count On

Photo taken by contributor Stephanie from Knoxville, Tennessee. She has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood, as well as PTSD. About this photo: “This is a photo of my two nieces, they are in their teens and the best of friends.  I love this image because it reminds me of my older sister and I, we... 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 →

Accidental Angel

Photo taken by first-time contributor Brittany Tremor, a 23-year-old photography student at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  When she was 14, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Photography has always been a way for her to get outside of her head and recreate the things she sees around her or to convey what it's like inside her... Continue Reading →

Somebody That I Used to Know

Photo taken by  Christina, who has experienced terrible anxiety, often due to stress and/or insomnia. She also deals with agitation and extreme irritability, and becomes anxious in situations that are uncomfortable to her, like large groups of people. She is 19 years old and has been studying photography throughout her teenage years. About this photo:... Continue Reading →

Hold on Tight

Photo taken by Sarah, a 23-year-old woman from Connecticut who was diagnosed with bipolar II a little over 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... Continue Reading →

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