Hugging My Therapist

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of 10, and it has been a battle ever since. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional... Continue Reading →

Going Down

Photo taken by contributor Phedias, a man in his thirties from Nicosia, Cyprus. Phedias battled with anxiety for several years, but is now doing better. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his passion is art. About this photo: “Reminds me of Stairway To The Sea... 'This is my prayer upon the stairway to sea. That you soon will be... Continue Reading →

Carousel of Time

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 54-year-old woman from the Blue Mountains in Australia who lives with complex PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Livonne had a tumultuous childhood which was followed by what turned out to be a violent marriage. With three young children, she set about making a new life as a single parent, but was put... Continue Reading →

I Just Can’t Win

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan began experiencing depression and anxiety after her father tried to take his own life. Her mental health has improved greatly since that time, especially 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... Continue Reading →

The Paths We Choose

Please welcome first-time contributor Anjum Singhania. Anjum suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His challenges often lead him to feelings of anxiety and contemplation as to why he is unable to concentrate on things that are important. He is trying everyday to overcome his inabilities. Writing, music and photography give him solace.About this photo: "This photo is a testimony to my... Continue Reading →

The Soul In The Strings

Please welcome first-time contributor David Ocampo, a 21-year-old graphic designer, musician and photographer from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. The only times when he doesn't feel the pressure and sadness are when he is creating art and taking photographs. About this photo: “These are the two things that make... Continue Reading →

Seeing Is Believing

Please welcome a first-time contributor from New York City. She is an African-American woman in her sixties who suffers from depression. Her struggles began in childhood but became full-blown in her mid-twenties. It then took another twenty years before she was properly diagnosed and prescribed the medication that gives her relief. Depression prompted her to begin drawing, making collages, painting and taking photos.... Continue Reading →

Gift For A Friend

Photo taken by a contributor from South Africa who was diagnosed several years ago at age forty with Aspergers and Major Depression. Last year, he left his job in the corporate sector to try and rebuild for his family after reaching a personal low that left him feeling useless and thinking often about suicide. Photography is a passion that... Continue Reading →

From Behind the Darkened Veil

Photo taken by first-time contributor Teaque McLaren, who was diagnosed with major depression at the age of 16. Teaque is now 25-years-old, and a year ago found the strength to come out as a female-to-male transgender individual. He is a musician currently living in Maryland who takes his experiences with depression, self-harm, rejection, and discrimination... Continue Reading →

Looking Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Danielle Holjeson, a 30-year-old woman from Pocatello, ID. She has struggled with Major Depressive Disorder since she was a teen, and has been managing it with medication since she was in her early 20s.  She is a newly single mother of a young daughter who is both the source of... Continue Reading →

Long Road Home

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 35-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 together. She found love after getting out of hospital. Her life changed drastically when... Continue Reading →

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression for the past few years. For a long time she was struggling and didn’t know what was wrong with her, but eventually she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist. Michelle writes, blogs and does photography as therapy. She has found that doing these things is self-settling and helps her manage depression much... Continue Reading →

Candle in the Wind

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 know that these words were written for someone much more well known than me. But I feel that Norma Jean and me shared some of the same demons. There are days... 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 →

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