The Autistic Brain

Photos taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within... Continue Reading →

Keep Your Head Up

Photo by contributor Ian Arneson, a 29-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Sterling, Virginia. Ian suffers from severe depression and anxiety, and has for more than ten years now. Embracing the art of photography took him to a whole new place, a new state of mind. It became more than just a hobby or something to... Continue Reading →

Faith, Hope, and Purpose

Please welcome first-time contributor Helene, a woman living in the greater Philadelphia area who has struggled with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. She recently found peace with her diagnoses and has felt led to share about her struggles to encourage others who suffer from mental illness, especially those who suffer silently. About this photo: “I took this picture in 2004... Continue Reading →

The Obsessive-Compulsive Dynamic

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within... Continue Reading →

Derelict School Cottage

Please say hello to first-time contributor Rachel Mathias, a 45-year-old woman from Pembrokeshire, Wales in the UK. Rachel is a long time sufferer of bipolar 1 & ADD. She is a single mother to two teenage boys & carer to youngest son Christopher with autism. Rachel is a world traveller & lover of culture, nature, architecture,... 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 →

Gods and Monsters

Please say hello to first-time contributor Mike Cullen, a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, who specializes in abstract and impressionistic landscapes. After a few decades of working in the photo industry, Mike decided it was finally time to move from the business and editing side over to the creative. He's been working on an extensive series of images... Continue Reading →

Exposure

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within... Continue Reading →

At the Mercy of the Sea

Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression and OCD. For many years she struggled without understanding what was happening. Eventually she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist, who then referred her to a psychiatrist. One of the factors that contributed to her depression was years of abuse as a child. Michelle writes, blogs... Continue Reading →

Self Portrait Experimentation

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 →

The Light in the Darkness

Photo taken by Luis Rosado, a Floor Supervisor / Lighting Technician of a film equipment rental house. He has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, and has been sober for 4 years from an alcohol problem that lasted over 20 years. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to... Continue Reading →

Ominous Clouds

Photo taken by Hines, a 35-year-old woman from St. Louis who was diagnosed with depression and anxiety when she was 14-years-old. About this photo: I took this photograph somewhere off of Interstate 270 in Illinois. It was shortly after I bought the camera I use now and I was driving home and I loved the way... Continue Reading →

The Dark Angel

Photo taken by D.C. from N.Y. About this photo: It's no secret that when depression takes hold, thoughts of death and dying and the nature of being may not be far behind. I'm having one of those weeks. I am not suicidal, just preoccupied with death. Thoughts about being dead, funerals, etc. Given that there... Continue Reading →

An Empty Stare

Photo taken by Carly Mueller from Minnesota. I was depressed at a younge age and felt so alone and felt as if I didn't have any friends. Through the years  I have overcome that issue, but the cause has still been part of me. I have known people who have issues from Schizophrenia to OCD. No matter... Continue Reading →

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