Dilapidated

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 photograph of a dilapidated... Continue Reading →

War Flower

Please say hello to first-time contributor Bridget Walsh-Stone, a woman who was diagnosed with Bipolar I and Panic Disorder over 12 years ago. She sees a psychiatrist regularly and takes meds daily. Her prognosis has improved but it is a daily struggle. She has a B.A. in Visual Art from the University of Illinois in Springfield. Her... Continue Reading →

Self

Photos taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a woman in her twenties from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of her life. When she was 13, she started to recognize depression in herself and reached out for support. She started therapy and medication, and was... Continue Reading →

Agitated Depression

Photos taken by a contributor on the bipolar spectrum. She has battled depression, hypomania, insomnia, anxiety, BPD, ADD and more. About these photos: "These three photographs may be abstract, but to me they tell the story of agitated depression. Explosion, sadness and confusion, often all at once. The images capture fireworks, something loud and intense like... Continue Reading →

Bipolar Self

Photo taken by a contributor with Bipolar Disorder, type II. She is a wife, mother, writer, photographer and advocate who enjoys capturing the moments between the moments. About this photo: "Even when I seem together on the outside, I feel like this inside. Like there are many different versions of myself swirling within, distorted and ever-changing.... Continue Reading →

The Creative Zone

Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression and OCD for 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, who then referred her to a psychiatrist. One of the factors that contributed to her depression,... Continue Reading →

Blossoms of Hope

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from depression. She has had agoraphobic tendencies for many years, but the past two years have been the worst. She barely leaves her house at all. About this photo: “I am not a real girlie girl pink sort of person, but I love cherry blossoms. I even... Continue Reading →

The Endless Night

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from clinical depression and insomnia. About this photo: "The nights are the hardest. I lie in the dark praying for an end. An end to the thoughts. An end to the pain. An end to the night. Anything. I try to keep my eyes shut, but I can't... Continue Reading →

Beneath A Melting Sky

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from depression, agoraphobia, as well as anxiety and panic disorder. About this photo: “It's hard for me to get out because of my depression and agoraphobia, especially in the winter. There are, however, certain things that draw me outside, like a perfect sunset. This was one such... Continue Reading →

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