Stillness

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 →

Midnight Sea

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After a suicide attempt nearly ended his life at age 20, he became dedicated to understanding what led him to such a decision, and more importantly... Continue Reading →

Listen To My Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather, a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. The overwhelming cycle she experiences of unpredictable triggers and ensuing hopelessness is countered by knowing beyond any doubt that she is loved and supported by family and friends. Living in a new city with so many new things to see and many new friends is giving Heather... Continue Reading →

Of The Sea

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: “A beautiful afternoon at the Zygi area in Cyprus. The calmness of the sea made... Continue Reading →

The Ocean In Me

Please welcome first-time contributor Rayne, a woman in her early thirties who was recently diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, as well as Borderline Personality Disorder. She's struggled with depression her entire life, and never felt that she truly belonged anywhere. Passionate about photography and helping others, her goal is to start studying psychology as soon as... Continue Reading →

The Daily Storm

Please welcome first-time contributor Rachel, a 30-year-old from Florida who has struggled with anxiety for over 20 years. Over the years, she has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. She wakes up every day, ready for yet another battle against the demons associated with mental illness. Despite her challenges and exhaustion, she pushes through each... Continue Reading →

The Calm Instead of the Storm

Photo taken by first-time contributor Roge, an active duty Army officer in his forties who suffered from a bought with major depression and moderate PTSD several years ago. Faced with a failing marriage, two beautiful children who he barely knew, and an uncertain military career, he sought help from the military's behavioral health professionals, and... Continue Reading →

Devonport Wharf

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jonathan Bourla, a 49-year-old man from Snells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. Jonathan's career as a fine art photographer has run almost concurrently with his battle with Major Depression. His depression was originally thought by his doctor to be a "grief reaction" after extended time caring for his father during terminal cancer, whilst also... Continue Reading →

The Ocean

Photos taken by first-time contributor Khalil McBride, a teenager from Connecticut who has been living with psychosis and depression since he was 13-years-old. Over the years, he has seen numerous therapist and been inpatient several times, and when everything seemed hopeless, he discovered photography. About these photos: "The ocean reminds me of my thoughts, completely wild... Continue Reading →

Walking on Water

Photo taken by contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the way he sees the world, a little brighter and darker than he imagines those without bipolar disorder see the world. About this photo: “This photo was taken... Continue Reading →

Lighthouse Guide

Photo taken by contributor Cari, a 31-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder for the past 12 years. She was recently hospitalized in September 2014 for suicidal and homicidal intrusive thoughts. These distressing symptoms were very new and foreign to Cari. Cari has been participating in intensive treatment since her... Continue Reading →

Beach Therapy

Photo taken by contributor Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her forties from Boulder, Colorado, who suffers from severe depression, bipolar disorder, and fibromyalgia. She passionately loves photography, writing, music, and her many other creative artistic endeavors. Her aim in life is to create beauty and bring joy to the lives of others through her creations and words. About this... Continue Reading →

Keep Swimming

Photo by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways just existing rather than really living life. He has since stabilized, and discovered things that are good for him, such as creativity, and what he should avoid. His bipolar has led... Continue Reading →

Frozen

Please say hello to first-time contributor Ilanna, a 59-year-old writer and photographer living in Toronto, Canada. For many years Ilanna has coped with panic disorder. Photography is her way of coping with the world, and dealing with the traumas she has faced, included a devastating accident 20 years ago which caused the onset of chronic pain... Continue Reading →

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