Alone at Christmastime

Photo taken by contributor Kevin W. Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the late eighties. Kevin is supported by a wonderful mental health team, including a counselor, case manager, and wellness coach. He uses photography as a coping skill whenever things gets stressful. About this photo: “This Christmas ornament represents me being alone... Continue Reading →

Shadows of Myself

Please welcome first-time contributor Anne, a 42-year-old divorced mother of two. Anne has dealt with post-partum depression after the birth of her first child, unemployment, a second child and subsequent divorce a couple of years later. Since then, she has found herself dealing with depressive episodes, made more acute by the solitude of her mono-parental situation and... Continue Reading →

Separation

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked for many years in his local community with people affected by physical and mental impairments, and he understands and is sensitive to the challenges that... Continue Reading →

Who’s Got My Back?

Please offer a warm welcome to first-time contributor Mike Wacht, a 48-year-old man from Orlando, Florida who suffers from Type II Bipolar disorder with frequent bouts of depression and anxiety. Although diagnosed about 10 years ago, it is something he's suffered with since his teen years. He is married for the third time with daughters from... Continue Reading →

Blossoming in Korea

Photos taken by contributor PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university in Korea, but photography is his passion. About these photos: “When the cherry blossoms arrive in springtime Korea, folks flock out to gawk at them. And... Continue Reading →

Without Words

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very... Continue Reading →

An End and A Beginning

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very... Continue Reading →

Reclaimed by Nature

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 passion... 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 →

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