The Brightness of Spring

Photo taken by contributor Susan, a 42-year-old woman diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Susan grew up on a grain and cattle farm near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in Canada, and enjoys taking pictures of nature and wildlife. She finds that photography allows her to explore her creativity and it brings her joy. It also helps her to deal with grief issues and the losses that... Continue Reading →

Hidden

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 →

Connection and Relaxation

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Pennsylvania. She suffers from recurrent major depressive episodes that can last from a few days to a few years. During those times, she shuts people out and stops being able to do almost everything. She has found that photography is one of the few things that she is able to... Continue Reading →

Great Ocean Road; Melbourne

Please welcome first-time contributor Joshua R Beharry, a 26-year-old man from Vancouver who suffers from depression. Since early 2011, he has made volunteering and advocating for mental health a primary focus of his life. Joshua has experience with anti-stigma, mental health and wellness promotion at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He facilitates a peer-support group, as well... Continue Reading →

The Glowing Tree

Please welcome first-time contributor KB in Kansas. Many people know that KB has insomnia, but what they don't know is that she also struggles with severe depression and an attachment disorder. Her public life is filled with so much color and helping people find their creative universes, though her private life feels more like a... Continue Reading →

Flicker

Please welcome first-time contributor P. McCormick, a 20-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been battling depression and anxiety since the age of 12. Her father has also suffered from depression secretly for over 20 years. He finally admitted to it in recent years, and accepted help over the past six months. Unfortunately he has still struggled... Continue Reading →

Before the Journey

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: “The way up may be pretty and appear safe, but you still have to climb up the steps. It is nice to have a safe and comfortable place to gather yourself until... Continue Reading →

Relationship with Medication

Please welcome first time contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed this year with Anxiety and Depression. About this photo: "I had a troubled relationship with my medication at the beginning of my treatment. I thought I could feel my emotional range banging against an artificial barrier. After months of... Continue Reading →

Trapped

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 →

Details of Life

Please welcome first-time contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a Wellness Mentor and Guide for creative women looking to embrace their self discovery and improve their mental health wellness. She is also a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered with mental health problems for most of her life. When she was 13,... Continue Reading →

Panic & Rebirth

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women,... Continue Reading →

Path to Nowhere

Photos taken by contributor Alison Gunn, a 54-year-old writing coach from Seattle, Washington. She works with beginning or reluctant writers who would like to write but aren’t able to, most commonly due to psychological blockages. After many years of therapy due to PTSD and child abuse issues, Alison has found photography to be the most helpful tool in getting... Continue Reading →

Yin & Yang; Macedonia

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments. The relationship has since ended but that experience has changed her perspective of mental illness. She will forever... Continue Reading →

Layers of Disorder

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Massachusetts. Her diagnoses change about as much as her moods do, so her only consistency is feeling inconsistent. She gets severely depressed and anxious, and has been known to take her anger out on herself. She is working on getting to a better place and trying to keep hope. About... Continue Reading →

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