Traveling in My Mind

Photo taken by a 31-year-old woman in Florida. She suffers from depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, and more or less depending on the day. About this photo: "I used to love to travel. To explore and photograph new places. But as my depression and social anxiety have gotten worse over the last 10 years, it has stopped... Continue Reading →

Family of Hope

Photo taken by Jackie in California. She is mother to a child with mental illness. No matter how strong a family may be, mental health issues are difficult on everyone, not just the individual struggling. Family and friends can suffer terribly throughout the process as well. About this photo: "This is a snapshot of my daughter... Continue Reading →

Yesterday When I Was Young

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love of photography, have become her saviours and kept her from succumbing to the negative temptations that regularly haunt her. She has tried to... Continue Reading →

Through the Lens of Memory

Photo taken by DeeDee, a woman in her mid-thirties from upstate New York who struggles with bipolar disorder and ADD. As is often the case with bipolar, her life has many ups and downs and can feel like a daily roller coaster. She enjoys photography, especially experimenting with different cameras and film. About this photo: "Even... Continue Reading →

Deterioration and Growth

Photo taken by Clare in Massachusetts, who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, among other mental health issues. It has affected her home life, work life, and personal life in many ways. She is trying to fight through it by working with doctors, using medication as needed, and... Continue Reading →

Solitary

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression, as well as anxiety and panic attacks. She loves taking photos as an outlet, and since she has not been able to leave the house much recently, she has turned to self-portraiture. About this photo: "I feel like I am constantly wearing one mask or another.... Continue Reading →

Intrusion, Contemplation, Escape

Photo 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, has affected many people who... Continue Reading →

Fallen Flag

Photo taken by Dem-Eyez, a 20-year-old student in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Southern California, Dem-Eyez has been working with visual arts for a number of years now. She derives her pseudonym from the double-entendre of "them/those eyes" and "demise." Dem-Eyez also publishes literary work under the name Autumn Hamnet, an homage to her fiery... Continue Reading →

Bipolar Contradiction

Photo taken by Abby, a 32-year-old woman from the Bay Area of California who was diagnosed several years ago with Bipolar II, and has fought through addiction. She is happiest when she is traveling, and her favorite self-care activity is taking her camera for a walk and focusing only on what the frame shows her. About this photo:... Continue Reading →

Trying to Keep Balanced

Photo taken by a 30+ year old woman in the US who suffers from a mood disorder. She enjoys traveling and all things creative, but often has trouble even leaving the house due to crippling depression. About this photo: "Watching this young girl keep her balance despite the tough terrain was not just cute, but... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Fall

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... Continue Reading →

Day of the Dead

Photo taken by Tom, 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 he thinks back to it more these days now that he is a father. There were... Continue Reading →

Mystic Land

Photos taken by Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, when she had family members close to her struggling with different mental health issues. When she was 7, her uncle, who was deaf and suffers from... Continue Reading →

Finding Calm

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: "Sunsets can be quite calming, and when you deal with mental health issues,... Continue Reading →

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