Good Morning and…

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments. The relationship has since ended but that experience has changed her perspective on mental illness. She will... 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 →

Alter Ego

Photo taken by Lexx Adair, 20, from Plymouth, Devon, UK. Her photography and writing speaks to feelings of depression and anxiety, but still maintains the spark of hope. About this photo: Here’s my final edit for my final in college, for the assignment Alter Ego. The image is very blue, I know.. That’s how I wanted... Continue Reading →

Image I Present & Image I See

Photos taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for many years. More about him here. About this photo: I found this purple thistle growing in my driveway. I was struck by it's beauty and so tried to reflect that image. So often I am presented the glory of nature. Sometimes I see the dark side, but... Continue Reading →

Together

Photo taken by a depressed wife and mother. When I feel like I can't pick myself up off the floor of depression, I look at this photo. I may be a few steps behind, but maybe I'll catch up some day. In the meantime, I'll watch with awe, amazed that this is my family and... Continue Reading →

Beacon of Hope

Photo taken by Callum Snape, whose sister helps treat substance abusers and people with mental health issues on a daily basis. She is an amazing woman who helps heal people, an inspiration to Callum and us all. Callum is a Landscape & Wildlife photographer who tries to convey a connection to nature through his work. This... Continue Reading →

Behind the Veil

Photo by Sarah Sadowski. I had my first panic attack at age four, and I was properly diagnosed with severe panic disorder, agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety disorder when I was about 8 years old. I'm 24 years old now, and I've come a long way since 1992, the year of my very first panic attack. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy in Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of a terrifying, isolating year of postpartum depression that caused her everything from severe insomnia, to anxiety and worry, to hallucinations. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help and supportive family, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of her inspiring story here. About this... Continue Reading →

Ghostly Child

Photo taken by a mom who has been in a bad depression since before her child was born, almost two years ago. About this photo: Some days are better than others, but I never feel like a good mom. If I get energy it usually only lasts for about 10 seconds, not even one lap of... 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 →

Many Rivers to Cross

Photo taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for much of his life. It was taken at the beaver pond near Rio Grande Campground in Big Bend National Park, Texas. About this photo: I made this photograph in the late afternoon after taking a nice hike. I love finding images that work as analogies to... 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.

The Fog Lifts

Photo taken by Rainey. I have been diagnosed with depression. It is possible that I am also bipolar, but as of yet no official diagnosis. Lately, every day has been a struggle, so I have turned more and more to my blog as an outlet. On my blog I share poetry, musings about life, artwork... Continue Reading →

Natural Escape; Tuscon

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of her inspiring story here. About this photo: My family lives in Tuscon, Arizona and over Christmas I had the pleasure of hiking around my most favorite... Continue Reading →

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