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 →

I Get Stars In My Eyes

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital.... Continue Reading →

Spoon

Photo taken by contributor Ben. Ben suffers from an anxiety disorder that manifests itself as OCD and Depression. He also experiences especially low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “This picture is of a spoon which I carved earlier in the year, and spent some time finishing last week.  The wood I believe is cherry, and was taken from a friend's garden... Continue Reading →

Shadows

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength to get her through every day. She has also found art and music to be great healers and outlets for the soul. About this photo: “On... Continue Reading →

A Beautiful Friendship

Please welcome first-time contributor Miranda, a 19-year-old student who has been living with OCD since childhood. Miranda has only recently been diagnosed and begun treatment but it is looking very hopeful, as improvement can already be seen. She has also suffered with depression in the past, but is feeling much happier and optimistic at this point in... Continue Reading →

I Might Be Anyone

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her... 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 →

Laughter

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has experienced episodes of extreme depression with agoraphobia. She is a wife and mother to a little human and a furbaby. About this photo: "This is an outtake from a shoot I did recently. It makes me smile, and reminds me how important it is to have people in our... Continue Reading →

Looking Back

Photo taken by contributor Melissa, a teenager from Ohio. She has been suffering from depression and anxiety disorders since the age of 10, and PTSD since the age of 13. She self-harmed to the point of feeling addicted for 4 years. Photography has become her main outlet for when she cannot escape her feelings or urges to... Continue Reading →

Connection and Relaxation

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Pennsylvania. She suffers from recurrent major depressive episodes that can last from a few days to a few years. During those times, she shuts people out and stops being able to do almost everything. She has found that photography is one of the few things that she is able to... Continue Reading →

Reflection; the Ripples of Love

Photo taken by Claire U, a 23-year-old woman from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of her official diagnosis with depression. The diagnosis was confusing to her, in part because she had always been the funny one, the one who wanted to laugh and to make others laugh. She has had a roller... 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 →

Climbing Sabalan Peak; 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 →

Aches and Pains

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: "We had a wonderful weekend hanging with some old friends. We shared our scars and talked of our aches, pains and complaints. On our way home, we stopped to visit with... Continue Reading →

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