Get Me Out Of Here, Now!

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with Anxiety, PTSD, depression, and dissociation. She copes by listening to music, art, photography, and writing stories and poems. Annie lives with Rumi, her feline companion. About this photo: “Get me out of here, now! I can't stand going to the grocery store. I take a list.  I... Continue Reading →

Trapped by Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right around the time when she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Things that were once easy became impossible for her. Getting dressed in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Solitary

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression, as well as anxiety and panic attacks. She loves taking photos as an outlet, and since she has not been able to leave the house much recently, she has turned to self-portraiture. About this photo: "I feel like I am constantly wearing one mask or another.... Continue Reading →

Fallen Flag

Photo taken by Dem-Eyez, a 20-year-old student in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Southern California, Dem-Eyez has been working with visual arts for a number of years now. She derives her pseudonym from the double-entendre of "them/those eyes" and "demise." Dem-Eyez also publishes literary work under the name Autumn Hamnet, an homage to her fiery... Continue Reading →

The Mask Does Not Define Us

Photo taken by Stephanie Cook from Knoxville, TN. She has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood. About this photo: I have always felt like the one on the outside looking in at the world, hiding myself away from the hurt and pain, not realizing I was building a wall between me and those who could help me. ... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I Want to Disappear

Photo taken by 19 year old Christina Erb, who has been studying the art of photography in and out of school for the last 8 years. She suffers from anxiety due to stress and sleep deprivation. About this photo: This photograph was part of my "Lyric Series," which was a project from my black and... Continue Reading →

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can cannibalize the soul- consumed from the inside out. At a certain point, my anger and anxiety would catch fire, and once again, from the inside... Continue Reading →

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the negative emotions and turn them into something positive and productive. She says that helps her to lead a normal life without restricting herself or being... Continue Reading →

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but it turned into much more symbolically. About this photo: Sometimes, or all of the time, it feels like happiness is in front of me, just... Continue Reading →

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. I have never felt the depths of depression personally, but I have seen it tear apart the families of those close to me, and I... Continue Reading →

Cross of the Martyrs; Santa Fe

Photo taken by Heather. We have close friends that have suffered with mental illness for years. It is heartbreaking because you don't know how to help.  I have personally battled through depression and anxiety and it is no easy task.  The picture of the cross that I submitted reminds me to breathe and relax.  It is... Continue Reading →

Alter Ego

Photo taken by Lexx Adair, 20, from Plymouth, Devon, UK. Her photography and writing speaks to feelings of depression and anxiety, but still maintains the spark of hope. About this photo: Here’s my final edit for my final in college, for the assignment Alter Ego. The image is very blue, I know.. That’s how I wanted... Continue Reading →

The Ledge, NYC

Photos taken by a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. About this photo: I often feel like I'm on a ledge or wanting to be on a ledge. Each day it can be a different ledge. At the edge of a mood crash, or potential lift. I try not to think about what could... Continue Reading →

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