Candy Canes, Clouds and Clowns…Oh My!

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: “Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Caught On Camera

Photo taken by contributor Kaylee, a woman who has wrestled with Major Depressive Disorder since her early teenage years. Kaylee loves her family. She's from a small town but has a big heart and a big smile. About this photo: “A laugh, a sneeze, an accidental twist of a beautiful face caught on camera!” _____ . **Visit Broken... Continue Reading →

Bird on Line

Photos taken by contributor The Happy Mango, a 28-year-old woman from Copenhagen. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two years ago, which has meant a lot of soul searching, practice in self awareness and endless medicine adjustments – all of which made her get even worse before she got better. But the past couple of months she has... Continue Reading →

For My Dearly Departed Dad

Photo submitted by Danielle, a woman who suffers from a severe mood disorder. She experiences extreme depression - the kind where it is hard to work or even get out of bed - as well as anxiety, panic attacks, and at times agoraphobia. She loves taking pictures and hopes to be able to travel if... Continue Reading →

Most Important Person In My World

Photo taken by first-time contributor MacKenzie R., a 17-year-old who has suffered from depression since she was nine. She tried to pull the "tough guy" act, and fight through it by herself, but she couldn't. She was diagnosed with depression when she was fifteen, and was put on an antidepressant. She made the decision to move... Continue Reading →

Sugar Skull Sister

Photo taken by contributor Ashley Lily Scarlett aka Syncopated Eyeball, a 53-year-old woman who has experienced bouts of depression of various degrees, on and off since she was 12-years-old. She also suffers from anxiety, gets easily over stimulated, and has a bit of social phobia. Recently she finally received a diagnosis of bipolar type II, so she will... Continue Reading →

Freedom!

Photo taken by first-time contributor Elise, a 19-year-old girl who is passionate about travel and helping people. She loves seeing new places and experiencing all the things a new country or culture has to offer. She believes that through helping other people through their difficulties you can learn so much about them and about yourself. She's been... Continue Reading →

Acceptance

Photo taken by contributor Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her 40’s who lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. She has Bipolar Disorder and Depression, as well as Fibromyalgia. It is a great struggle for her to work full-time and has been for a while. She works as a System Administrator, but will hopefully be leaving... Continue Reading →

Self-Portrait #3

Photo taken by contributor Elijah Weerts, a 20-year-old photography student. People have always seen him as the outgoing, fun to be around, positive kid all through his life. He wasn’t ever “allowed” to be sad or at least he felt that he had to be the person who made everyone feel better. He thought that if he showed... Continue Reading →

Colorful Tattoo Parlor

Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed with many mental health issues, especially major depressive disorder. Photography has been a helpful tool through the darkness of depression. About these photos: “I took these photographs in a tattoo shop recently while I was waiting to get my own. I am calling my new... Continue Reading →

Mental Vacation

Photo taken by first-time contributor Elijah Weerts, a 20-year-old photography student. People have always seen him as the outgoing, fun to be around, positive kid all through his life. He wasn't ever "allowed" to be sad or at least he felt that he had to be the person who made everyone feel better. He thought that if he... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Having Bipolar Disorder

 Photos taken by Bekr (Bipolar Girl) a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada with her husband and two fur babies. She always knew she was “different.” She was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, then finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in her 20′s, along with PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and ADHD. She has also... Continue Reading →

One Step at a Time

Photos taken by DC, a 32-year-old bipolar photographer currently doing a short-term intensive DBT program at a mental institution. It is thankfully not a locked unit this time, so she is occasionally able to get off grounds with her camera, mood permitting. About these photos: "It was a slow weekend here at the mental "cottage." There were... Continue Reading →

Feet First

Photos taken by Tom Robinson, a 30-year-old English photographer who has traveled extensively through South East Asia as well as South & Central America. He worked for a year at a special needs school, which was an eye opener and made him especially sensitive to those who are struggling, both physically and mentally. About these photos: "While... Continue Reading →

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