With Open Arms

Photo taken by first-time contributor Katie Claire who has struggled with anxiety, depression, disorder eating, and somatic symptoms from her past. After being given at second chance at life through the mental health care she received, Katie committed herself to giving to others what had been given to her at her time of greatest need. She... Continue Reading →

Cosmic Love

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties 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... Continue Reading →

My Pain

Photo taken by contributor Cla-c, a 45-year-old wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with Cyclothymia a year ago. She has battled severe depression, paranoia, and fearfulness throughout her life, and has always felt like an outcast. After she lost a much loved cousin to suicide, she knew she had to face her demons. Growing up in... Continue Reading →

Fear Of Failure

Please welcome first-time contributor Keith, a photographer who has struggled with depression. Keith has spent the last year working on a 365 project, sharing one photo per day for 365 days. Through working on this project he has come to accept and understand his struggles with depression. For a long time he believed his mood swings and inability to connect with others... Continue Reading →

A Heart Renewed

Please welcome first-time contributor Matthew Malin, a 23-year-old man who lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Matthew has suffered bouts of depression and anxiety for nearly five years. He uses his writing, photography, and music to share his story of how God brought him out of hopelessness and back into the light. About these photos: "These pictures are just... Continue Reading →

The Manic Brain

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Type II. Danielle is a writer, photographer, coach, and the Executive Director of Broken Light Collective. About this photo: "I was deeply saddened yesterday to learn of the passing of Anna 'Patty Duke' Pearse, a mental health advocate who was one of... Continue Reading →

The Year Out

Please welcome first-time contributor Amy Collier, a third-year photography student who has been suffering with Anorexia for five years and has received various forms of treatment. Now in the process of recovery and starting to move on from the illness, Amy uses her photography to express how the illness has effected her life and to come... Continue Reading →

Distorted Reality

Please welcome first-time contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings that she finds difficult to process and explain. About this photo: “This shot expresses my feelings of darkness, hopelessness and confusion.” Find more from SJ at her Instagram. _____... Continue Reading →

Beauty Comes From the Heart

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She 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. Her... Continue Reading →

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