Seizure

Photo taken by Basil, who was struck by lightning at the age of 11, and was in a coma for eight months. Basil woke with a brain injury, and has had seizures as a result as well as a problem with anxiety. Basil has lived in group homes throughout his life and has been attending a mental... Continue Reading →

Bipolar Abstraction

Photo taken by a contributor in New Jersey. She’s a woman in her thirties who has had many diagnoses over the years, including major depressive disorder and bipolar II, as well as traits of borderline personality disorder, OCD, and ADD. About this photo: "Sometimes abstract photos capture my moods even better than photos I take of people,... Continue Reading →

The Colors of Bipolar

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, type II. She uses photography in different ways to capture and explore her moods. It is an important part of her therapy and her life. About this photo: "I love to take photos that capture what is going on inside of me at... Continue Reading →

Painting with Light

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a bipolar woman in her thirties. Her mood shifts leave her either able to do nothing at all or an extraordinary amount all at once. She likes photography because it is something she can do any time, even when she swings to an extreme in either direction. About this photo:... Continue Reading →

Love & Hope Through the Darkness

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from Major Depressive Disorder, and a host of other issues that she refers to simply as her "mental mess." She uses her camera to express her inner self and to help her through challenging situations. About this photo: "This picture is a visual conclusion of a magical night of... Continue Reading →

Foreshadow

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in the US who suffers from bipolar II disorder as well as a host of other diagnoses. She tries to use photography in unexpected ways. It helps her feel in control of something when her moods are so out of control. About this photo: “I recently took this abstract... Continue Reading →

Sleepless

Photos taken by a woman with recurrent clinical depression. She also suffers from insomnia and at times hypomania. She is trying to work her way out of a severe episode. About these photos: "I like to create photographs using unexpected sources of light, especially when I can't sleep and don't want to wake my family... Continue Reading →

Big Abstract Light Paintings

Photos taken by a woman who has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and bipolar II. Her medications had to be altered recently due to possible toxicity, so her moods have been erratic. These changes have been hard on her and everyone around her. About these photos: "I love to paint with light. To create... 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 →

Lights A Blur

I have problems with severe anxiety and panic attacks. They can prevent me from doing basic things like going out. In an attempt to keep moving forward, at times I try to take walks around my neighborhood with my camera. Sometimes it is easier at night when the darkness has descended. These were from an... Continue Reading →

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