Becoming A Part Of It

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a mother in her twenties from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with drug addiction. Shelby suffered from depression through much of their early relationship as a result of being unable to cope. During that rough... Continue Reading →

Stay

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences... Continue Reading →

Lost

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a mother in her twenties from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with drug addiction. Shelby suffered from depression through much of their early relationship as a result of being unable to cope. During that rough... Continue Reading →

Offering

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences... Continue Reading →

Psychosis

Please welcome first-time contributor Renée, a 28-year-old woman who has lived through psychosis. Three year ago, her world came crashing down. She was starting a new job, trying to make new friends, and looking for the good in people. Stress led to not sleeping and not taking care of herself, body and mind. She ended up becoming an... Continue Reading →

In The Shadows

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital.... Continue Reading →

Rays of Light

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital.... Continue Reading →

Unconditional Love

Photo taken by contributor Kevin Wayne Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who has suffered with bipolar disorder all his life. He deals with his illness through counseling and photography. While he is out shooting photos, he is able to focus on his subject matter, and concentrate solely on getting a great photo. About this photo: "A reminder that our pets love and accept... Continue Reading →

Women in White (2 Diptychs)

  Photos taken by first-time contributor Claire Elisabeth, a native of Daytona Beach, Florida. Throughout her life, she has resisted the self-awareness of her fluctuating anxieties tied to sexual identity, and childhood trauma. At the age of eleven, her family’s home and all of its contents burned to the ground, leaving her with an obsession for... Continue Reading →

Beating Heart

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital.... Continue Reading →

My Light

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years now. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional love from someone. Morgan began to explore photography a few years ago as a way to escape. About this photo: "I love this photo simply because she's my light through... Continue Reading →

Fire In My Sky

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital.... Continue Reading →

The Carousel Of Dreams

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years now. Her mental health has improved greatly after having her daughter and feeling true unconditional love from someone. Morgan began to explore photography a few years ago as a way to escape. About this photo: “There's this carousel by where I live, I go... Continue Reading →

My Autistic Sister

Photos taken by first-time contributor Ashley Hilgarth, a 20-year-old from Maine. Ashley's sister has Autism. They live in different states, and are not close, but photographing her sister has brought them closer together. About these photos: “For my documentary class in college, I chose to do my project on my autistic sister. I wanted to capture her youth, beauty,... Continue Reading →

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