Disorder

Please welcome first time contributor Kev Hawken, a documentary photographer currently based in England. Kev first encountered mental health issues when he was about 25 years old, suffering with panic attacks, stress and anxiety during a period of working away from home. After some time of being extremely ill he regained control of his life... Continue Reading →

Reality?

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office assistant but was signed off work due to mental health issues. She deteriorated even more after that, with time spent in hospital, going to see counsellors, and... Continue Reading →

Conquering Inner Battles

Photos taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter in her thirties from Northeast Kansas who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 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,... Continue Reading →

Fragile

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared and she developed intrusive thoughts. For CJ these thoughts were highly distressing as the content was related to harming herself and others. She was diagnosed with... Continue Reading →

Washing Away Pain

Photo taken by contributor Heather, a 27-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with bipolar type II and major depressive disorder. She sometimes has psychotic episodes and/or panic attacks when going through a depressive cycle. During those time, OCD tendencies are also common. She enjoys blogging about her adventures as an entrepreneur who struggles with this disorder, and it seems... Continue Reading →

Eye of Pollen

Please welcome first-time contributor Sheri Elizabeth, a 43-year-old woman from the Southeast who has struggled with anxiety and depression for many years. In addition to fighting these demons daily, she also now suffers from chronic pain as a result of the ongoing tension. She finds solace in photography because it forces her to slow down and take... Continue Reading →

Alone

Photo by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of a loved one, rejection, or anything that triggers feelings of low self-esteem will lead to a challenging time for him. Lately, he is rediscovering the joy of the act... Continue Reading →

Imprisoned

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. Consistently seeing her doctors and taking her medications is keeping her somewhat level, but the battle for stability is an ongoing one. About this photo: "I love taking photographs, but I also love combining multiple photos to create something... Continue Reading →

Art of Communication

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor toki, a poet and hobbyist photographer from the Pacific Northwest, who struggles with depression, anxiety, and life on the autism spectrum. toki finds photography to be not only a calming pastime but also a way to share a particular view of the world and to express what... Continue Reading →

I’m In Here, A Prisoner Of My History

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties 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... Continue Reading →

Moving Through the Moment

Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very hard. He is originally from the UK, but currently lives in Thailand. About this photo: “Taken in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in July of 2014. It's often tempting to... Continue Reading →

Gift of a Dragonfly

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: "'A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.' ~Dalai Lama As I continue to seek and find the signature of all things, I keep stumbling onto transparency. I very... Continue Reading →

Poppy – In Commemoration of the Fallen of WW1

Please say hello to first-time contributor Andy Humphreys, a 59-year-old disabled amateur photographer who resides in Lancashire, UK. 40 years ago, Andy began a series of unsuccessful surgeries to remove infected apocrine glands and tissue. This was later diagnosed as Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a little understood debilitating skin condition thought to be due to an auto-immune reaction.... Continue Reading →

Behind This Door

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin who has fought a lifelong battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle with mental health issues, including a mother with depression; father with anxiety, depression, and OCD; and an uncle with schizophrenia. Three of Lori’s four children also suffer differing combinations... Continue Reading →

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