Check Up

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 →

Drifting into Oblivion

Photo taken by contributor Uday Narayanan, a 26-year-old from New Delhi, India. Uday has an uncle who suffers from Schizophrenia. His uncle has been living with him for the last 20 years. Growing up, Uday remembers his uncle as being a loving man who would play with him every evening, but who would get extremely moody at times.... Continue Reading →

Bipolar Rubble

Photo taken by Danielle, a woman with bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed as being on the bipolar spectrum within the last few years, but has been suffering from the depression dips and highs of it for many years before that. About this photo: "I have known something was different about me for as long as I... Continue Reading →

Crumbling Within

Photo taken by Clare, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depression and bipolar II. Photography is something she studied in school some years ago, and still enjoys very much. About this photo: "I went to a beautiful building recently, but instead of being drawn to the lovely fountains and impeccable rooms, I was... Continue Reading →

Bipolar Collage

Photo taken by Marlena Rivers, a woman who has bipolar I and is a mother of a 5-year-old daughter. She is in her early 40s and has been battling bipolar disorder since age 19. About this photo: "I like making photo collages. I took 3 separate pictures to make this image. Being bipolar can feel like... Continue Reading →

Haunting Beauty

Photos taken by Anastasia, a 25-year-old Greek architect who has lived in Athens, Greece for the past 7 years. Photography has become her way to preserve moments and enhance memory. Through her projects she strives to awaken feelings that nourish and expand imagination. Mental health issues, such as severe depression, have affected many people who she... Continue Reading →

Broken Window of Opportunity

Photo taken by autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger's Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help others, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger's. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the "complexities within the complexities" of autism spectrum disorders. She's had a... Continue Reading →

Lost Doll

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD. She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: “This is a follow up submission to "Happy Help", which was the first part of an assignment for a photography class. The counterpart, photographing representations of my nightmares, came much more... Continue Reading →

Capturing the Church’s Light

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman located in Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6 years old. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love of photography,... 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 →

Unmasked

Photo taken by Jessy from the UK who has struggled with severe depression. She has been taking photos since she was a child in Zambia. She is currently working on a project called Unmasked to fight mental illness stigma. She invites people to photograph themselves unmasked with a sign stating their mental health information. About this photo:... Continue Reading →

Ready for Adventure

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who fights severe anxiety, agitation, and panic attacks. She wants to be the wife and mother that she thinks her family deserves, but it is a constant struggle. About this photo: "I wish I could be more like my toddler. That I could grab something, a toy... Continue Reading →

Mine

Photo taken by Dee, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Photography has been a helpful tool through the darkness of depression. About this photo: "This photograph may seem dark and heavy, and elicit thoughts of depression, which it does for me at times, but it also can have the opposite effect. It... Continue Reading →

Unbridled Happiness

Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures can have on people, both by looking at them, and making them. While volunteering for a church program that takes in victims of sex trafficking, she walked... Continue Reading →

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