Amidst the Storm

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 →

Busy Afternoon in a Humble City

Photo taken by first-time contributor Val Callos, a 22-year-old man from the small city Tabaco in the province of Albay in the Philippines. He has had trichotillomania since he was twelve-years-old, an impulse control disorder that makes him unable to keep his hands from pulling his hair whenever he feels bored, stressed or excited. In order to control this disorder,... Continue Reading →

Crossroads

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: "I have been stuck back in my pit and am slowly crawling back out. Doc has been changing my meds around and the only thing good about that has been discovering Xanax.... Continue Reading →

Belly Kisses

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression. She has a long history of depression, but it became much worse after the birth of her daughter several years ago, and has continued to varying degrees (bad to worse to worst and back) to this day. About this photo: "I loved being pregnant - not... Continue Reading →

Locked In, Locked Out

Photo taken by a woman in New Jersey who fights clinical depression and agoraphobia. It is a daily struggle for her. About this photo: "This photograph represents home to me since I have been stuck in my house (or hospitals) for several years now due to depression, anxiety, and phobias I have developed. My home... Continue Reading →

Callas

Photo taken by Mitch Elder, a combat veteran retired from the USAF who has experienced depression, anxiety and PTSD. He lives in Oregon with his wife of 30+ years, and their two four-legged kids. About this photo: "This image is an award winning photograph I took in my studio using some callas I cut from my... Continue Reading →

Offering Support

Photo taken by Yessenia, a teenager who has watched friends struggle with depression and anxiety. Photography is one of her passions. About this photo: This photograph is my own self-portrait. In this photo I wanted to show happiness and grace. I've watched friends live through depression and anxiety. They're my inspiration to live my life to the fullest.... Continue Reading →

You Need Me

Photo by Christopher Scott & Viviana Urvina. Christopher Scott is an award winning internationally recognised social awareness poster designer from Northern Ireland. His work has been exhibited all over the world including the Louvre Paris, Triennale Milan, Peru, Korea, USA and many more. Paramount to his designs is for them to have substance that communicate a strong... 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 →

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