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Please welcome first-time contributor Del, a man who was diagnosed with severe depression at the age of 51. His diagnosis came after a nearly fatal intentional overdose, and consequent admission to a mental healthcare hospital. Now aged 53 and living in South East London he still struggles with his condition, and uses his photography and art therapeutically. He... Continue Reading →

Just As I Am

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Ah yes, some days just don’t go quite like you planned. One day you're running free in the jungle, and then you feel a little stick and you wake up behind bars, with dry hay... Continue Reading →

Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

Photo taken by contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings that she finds difficult to process and explain. About this photo: “My image is called "One Step At A Time." The once grand but daunting staircase of an... Continue Reading →

Empty World

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked for many years in his local community with people affected by physical and mental impairments, and he understands and is sensitive to the challenges that... Continue Reading →

Emergency

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing, creating art, and her cat Zoe. About this photo: "Under the eye of the Emergency Room light, being examined, probed, prodded with questions of my psychological condition, when I came... Continue Reading →

Hospitalized

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Ash, a 33-year-old man recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The doctors are still determining whether the diagnosis will be bipolar type I or II. The diagnosis came as a surprise to him because he never thought much about his mood shifts or activities until very recently. This is also the first... Continue Reading →

Abandoned Mental Hospital Building at Night

Photos taken by Danielle, a photographer in her thirties who suffers from major depressive disorder and falls somewhere on the bipolar spectrum. She recently spent two weeks at a psychiatric facility in Massachusetts where she did an intensive residential program. About these photos: "I took these photographs several months ago during my stay at a mental... Continue Reading →

Stay Strong, Keep Fighting

Photo taken by a woman who has suffered from severe depression. She hopes that by telling her story that she will help fight stigma, and help people to understand things like self-harm that seem so hard to understand. She would also like to help other people suffering to feel less alone, and maybe even share... Continue Reading →

Home

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has struggled with severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks for many years. Most recently she fell into a deep depression six months after her daughter was born, and has been fighting her way back since. She hopes to someday be able to be the wife and... Continue Reading →

Released and Inked

Photos taken by DC, a 32-year-old photographer who suffers from major depression and bipolar II. She was just released from a psychiatric facility where she did an intensive DBT program. About these photos: “I like to think of the new year as an opportunity for rebirth. It's a time to reflect - or if you've had... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Through the Darkest Times

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has major depression, anxiety, and is on the bipolar spectrum. She has been through countless treatments, including tons of medications, an army of doctors, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and most recently ECT. About this photo: "Several months ago, I was hospitalized because depression left me unable to fully... Continue Reading →

Thread of Light; Thailand

  Photo taken by n23art. I have suffered from depression most of my life, although I didn't realise it until my mid 20's. Most of the time it's manageable but there's been a few times in my life when it has hit me very hard. I'm from the UK but I've been living in Asia for the last... Continue Reading →

Final Descent

This photo was taken several weeks ago from an airplane. I was filled with anxiety about the journey, and haunted by my ever-present depression. Looking down, the world was just a blur of lights. Everyone an individual, but from that vantage point they were all one; a small part of a whole brilliant lightscape. I... Continue Reading →

Beneath the Surface

Photo by TMS Therapy Mama: I'm a long time mood disorder sufferer trying to find the way to recovery. Photography and my daughter are my passions. About this photo: Beneath the surface, body and mind can feel light as air, without sound or worry, like a child; or it can feel heavy as a cloak, mere... Continue Reading →

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