Faces of Depression

Photos taken by first-time contributor Ella, a 23-year-old woman who struggles with a mood disorder. Her disorder shows itself in various ways, including depression, anxiety, and impulse control issues. Things in life that should be simple, such as studying, working, and socializing, are difficult for Ella because of her mental health challenges as well as dyslexia. Things started to... Continue Reading →

Withdrawal

Photo taken by contributor Alyssa, a 23-year-old woman from Michigan who has a BFA with an emphasis in photography from Northern Michigan University. Her fine art reflects controversial and personal subjects. She was diagnosed with general anxiety at the age of 10. She then went through a depressive state between 20-22 years old. Her anxiety is still is an issue today... Continue Reading →

Nimble Hands

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with drug addiction. She suffered from depression through much of their early relationship as a result of being unable to cope. Loving someone with addiction can... Continue Reading →

Ever Downward

Photo taken by contributor Richard in Upstate New York. Richard is a man in his sixties who has suffered from severe depression throughout his life. He is currently going through a particularly lengthy rough patch. About this photo: “My path seems to lead ever downward, my efforts mocked each step of the way by some cosmic... Continue Reading →

Even in the Worst Places there is Hope

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right around the time when she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Things that were once easy became impossible for her. Getting dressed in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Prison of My Mind

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed with clinical depression. She loves her family, but finds it hard to love herself. About this photo: “When I came across my daughter's doll laying facedown on the couch, it resonated with me. She looked the way I feel when I am depressed. Vulnerable and... Continue Reading →

11 Years Sober!

Photo taken by first-time contributor, Meg. Meg is a recovered alcoholic who has discovered not only how glorious life can be, but that everyone can have access to such joy. She has found purpose in supporting people in, not only living lives they love, but in designing the very lives they want to be living.... Continue Reading →

Kaleidoscope

Photo taken by Clare, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depression and bipolar II among other things. About this photo: It's hard when you are severely depressed. Basic functioning can become an impossible feat, and you have to rely on others... family, doctors, friends (if you can even maintain such relationships). It's especially... Continue Reading →

Window on Addiction

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who suffers from Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: Substance use and abuse travel side-by-side with my mental health issues. It is tempting to pair the two as inevitable bedfellows, but in the process of recovery from both alcoholism and bipolar, I am learning that... Continue Reading →

Perspective

Photo taken by a mom with depression. About this photo: Even through the darkest of times, there is light to be found. Sometimes it runs at you head-on with a smile and a hug. **Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. See guidelines here.

When faith isn’t enough

Photo taken by: -MarkAnthony- I haven't been diagnosed nor have I been to a doctor; but this past year has been a difficult one for me.  I've hit some rock bottom lows that has lead me to think about some dangerous situations.  Luckily for me I do have people I love dearly, and I can't ever... Continue Reading →

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