Feeling Very Small

Photo taken by first-time contributor Shanna, a 45-year-old in Georgia living with DID, Bipolar, Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and PTSD.  She has found that having a camera in her hands grounds her and gives her peace. About this photo: “Due to many health problems, aside from my mental illnesses, I have been unable to get outside... Continue Reading →

Decisions

Please welcome first-time contributor OutisPhotography, a man from Ecuador whose mental disorder became apparent at age 20 while he was attending university. After faking a mask for many years, he finally was diagnosed with Major Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The most difficult challenges he faced on a daily basis were finding a reason to get up each day... Continue Reading →

Awe

Please welcome first-time contributor Kaylee, a woman who has wrestled with Major Depressive Disorder since her early teenage years. Kaylee is from a small town, but prides herself on having a big heart and a big smile. About this photo: “So many times we get so stuck in aw-ful that we forget that there is aw-esome. This photo was... Continue Reading →

No Pot of Gold

Photo by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it, even... Continue Reading →

Out Of Focus

Please say hello to a first-time contributor from Yorkshire in the UK. He is a 42-year-old man who has suffered from depression since his early teens. His depression usually falls in the mild-to-moderate range, but several times a year it is much worse. About these photos: “I like to take deliberately blurry and out of focus photographs as these reflect how I... Continue Reading →

Why?

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing and art, and escapes reality by reading or being among trees. About this photo: “Why… is the depression that I feel, relentless?  Day in and day out, my ever--present companion, a shadow... Continue Reading →

Invisibility Is Painful

Photos taken by contributor Niquita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since the age of 14, when she became overwhelmed by the pressures of school and social life. She was then diagnosed with Major Depression. Niquita thinks depression is harder to go through than many people think. She has found it hard... Continue Reading →

The Never Ending Horror

Photo taken by contributor Richard in Upstate New York. He's a 63-year-old man who has suffered from severe depression throughout his life. He is currently going through a particularly lengthy rough patch. About this photo: "This is a close-up taken of a fire in our fireplace, this image captures the dread and horror I sometimes feel when... Continue Reading →

Breaking Through

Please welcome a first-time contributor from Missouri in her early thirties who has suffered in silence from severe, recurrent major depression for over ten years. She was able to live a mostly successful life (from an outside perspective) until recently when her once-infrequent migraines became chronic and caused her depression to worsen, forcing her to... Continue Reading →

Cracked

Photo taken by first-time contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, around the start of her first set of formal exams. Although she wasn’t failing her subjects, the pressure of doing well whilst also keeping up with all her friends started to overcome her, and she... 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 →

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 →

Not to Full Capacity

Photo taken by Jill, 38, from Boston. I took these within an hour of returning home from my first hospitalization. I wanted to document how I looked, whether I would ever look like my real self again. Except, as it turned out, this is my real self. I woke up one winter morning, one year... Continue Reading →

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can cannibalize the soul- consumed from the inside out. At a certain point, my anger and anxiety would catch fire, and once again, from the inside... Continue Reading →

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