The Clown

Photo taken by contributor Cla-c, a 45-year-old wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with Cyclothymia a year ago. She has battled severe depression, paranoia, and fearfulness throughout her life, and has always felt like an outcast. After she lost a much loved cousin to suicide, she knew she had to face her demons. Growing up in... Continue Reading →

Merlin

Please welcome first-time contributor Glenn Grancio, a 40-year-old visual artist living in New York, NY. Glenn has been diagnosed with an eating disorder. He has gone through many phases and difficulties. Glenn has shown sketches and paintings at the Museum of Modern Art's Edward John Noble Education Center yearly since 2005. Glenn also does self portrait photography... Continue Reading →

Mr Chi Pig

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as... Continue Reading →

Treat

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a writer, photographer, and mental health advocate who suffers from bipolar II. Photography has been a helpful tool in her recovery and symptom management, especially with depression and anxiety. About this photo: “Many years before I was diagnosed with having a mental illness, I enjoyed dressing up and pretending to be someone else,... Continue Reading →

Ghostly Encounter at a Mental Institution

Photo taken in Massachusetts by Danielle, a contributor with bipolar disorder. She has been undergoing various treatments for bipolar, depression, and BPD traits. About this photo: "I was in a treatment program at an old psychiatric hospital recently. One night I went for a walk with someone in my group. We stumbled upon a huge... 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 →

Levitation

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and 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 →

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