Should Have Stayed On The Farm

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal with the daily struggles, but sometimes becomes a battle of perfectionism. About this photo: “Now back in therapy, we are discussing medication again, some I’ve been on... Continue Reading →

Reflection

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due to both manic and depressive episodes. Thanks to medication, therapy, family, and friends, she is finally starting to live life to the fullest… one photo at a... Continue Reading →

Journey Into Fighting Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor TheFrenchCanadianMillennial, a young entrepreneur who has fought depression. People know her as a fighter. She loves art, marketing, communication, events, but mostly giving to others. After experiencing depression, she found that life felt meaningless if she wasn't giving back to others. Her goal now is to create a community to support young professionals with depression. About... Continue Reading →

Withdrawal

Photo taken by contributor Alyssa, a 23-year-old woman from Michigan who has a BFA with an emphasis in photography from Northern Michigan University. Her fine art reflects controversial and personal subjects. She was diagnosed with general anxiety at the age of 10. She then went through a depressive state between 20-22 years old. Her anxiety is still is an issue today... Continue Reading →

Fighting Back

Please welcome first-time contributor Chris Lee, a fourth year college student in Iowa. Chris was diagnosed with depression in the spring of 2013 while a student at college, but had suffered from anxiety and suicidal thoughts through much of high school. With help and support from friends he began to see a counselor. His recovery experienced a setback when... Continue Reading →

Looking Up

Please welcome new contributor Laura SQ aka Mrs Bipolarity, a woman from Texas who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2002. After more than a decade, Laura decided to break her silence and come out as having bipolar disorder, much to the shock of most of the people in her life. She is now a passionate mental... Continue Reading →

The Creative Den

Please welcome first-time contributor Jeanette Clawson, a 46-year-old woman from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who has suffered from depression and severe pain related to migraines. Jeanette was a school psychologist until pain and disability forced her to stop working. She had been working with children and families who were dealing with educational and/or mental health challenges. The position came naturally to... Continue Reading →

Relationship with Medication

Please welcome first time contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed this year with Anxiety and Depression. About this photo: "I had a troubled relationship with my medication at the beginning of my treatment. I thought I could feel my emotional range banging against an artificial barrier. After months of... Continue Reading →

Functional But Not Quite Right

Photo taken by contributor John Nooney, a 47-year-old gay man from a suburb of Denver, Colorado, who has been HIV+ since 1989. John has dealt with mental illness for most of his life, including chronic depression and severe anxiety attacks. His first bout of depression occurred when he was 14, though it wasn’t until he was 22 that... Continue Reading →

Crossroads

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: "I have been stuck back in my pit and am slowly crawling back out. Doc has been changing my meds around and the only thing good about that has been discovering Xanax.... Continue Reading →

Repairing the Wounds

Photo taken by first-time contributor Andy, an English amateur photographer, aged 45, as well as an amateur writer of short stories, and artist using mixed media. He is fascinated by dereliction in architecture and abandonment. He has been in counseling for over two years, slowly repairing the wounds of childhood, and the relentless oppression of homophobia. Andy... Continue Reading →

Pill Sunrise

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers from major depressive disorder and bipolar II. She likes anything creative, especially photography, and seeks to find the beauty and art in the ordinary. About this photo: "I recently started a new medication, and to my surprise it was bright blue. I have taken MANY medications over... Continue Reading →

Confidence in a Pill

Photo taken by Katie Mc Dougall, a student photographer in Ireland who has suffered from Social Anxiety since she was 15. She was diagnosed almost 4 years ago and has been on medication since. Katie is using photography as a means to raise awareness and help understand SA herself. It has driven her to create a blog dedicated to SA, her thoughts,... Continue Reading →

Happy Help

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD.  She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: "This photograph was taken for the second half of an assignment in a photography class I was taking last year.  The first part was to photograph symbols of our nightmares.... Continue Reading →

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