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 →

Springtime Means Hope

Photo taken by contributor Kevin Wayne Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who has suffered with bipolar disorder all his life. He deals with his illness through counseling and photography. While he is out shooting photos, he is able to focus on his subject matter, and concentrate solely on getting a great photo. About this photo: “I recently purchased a new Nikon D3200 dslr... Continue Reading →

Surviving Our Harshest Winters

Please welcome first-time contributor Harris Lieberman, a man who has spent fifty of his sixty-three years living with depression and anxiety. He has reached the conclusion that he will never be able to fully control either of them, but he tries to manage them as best he can. He appreciates that they are in part responsible for who and how... Continue Reading →

Signs of Spring

Photo taken by contributor Jeanette Clawson, a woman in her forties from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who has suffered from depression and severe pain related to migraines. Jeanette was a school psychologist until pain and disability forced her to stop working. Despite her struggles, Jeanette’s main goal in life is to contribute as much peace and beauty to the world as she... Continue Reading →

Looking for Hope

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is now fighting... Continue Reading →

Blossoming in Korea

Photos taken by contributor PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university in Korea, but photography is his passion. About these photos: “When the cherry blossoms arrive in springtime Korea, folks flock out to gawk at them. And... Continue Reading →

Blooming After Loss

Photo taken by contributor Heather Hamilton, a 25-year-old woman from Utah. She suffers from major depression, OCD, as well as ADHD. She was officially diagnosed three years ago, but knew long before that she was depressed. She has been going though a 'down' time recently, and it seems she finds sadness in everything right now. She's particularly sad about... Continue Reading →

Will You Still Need Me, When I’m 64

Photo taken by contributor AJ King, a single mother, photographer and paralegal in Manchester, NH. Her daughter was diagnosed with ADHD almost two years ago, when she was 5. At first, she did not want to believe that her daughter had ADHD. AJ wanted nothing more than for her daughter to be “normal,” which she had felt... Continue Reading →

Good Morning Spring, I’ve Missed You

Photo taken by first-time contributor Emmy, a teenager from Nottingham, UK. She has suffered bouts of depression since she was 14-years-old. Emmy studies History, Media, Film and Latin at school, and will be going to Lincoln University this September to do Creative Advertising and hopefully become an Art Director/Copywriter in the future. In her spare time she makes short... 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 →

On the Outside Looking In

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who struggles with bipolar depression. Photography has been a helpful tool in her treatment and recovery, along with doctors and medication. About this photo: “I love my town. I love the community, the park, the dead-end streets. I especially love when the weather gets warm enough for the neighborhood kids... Continue Reading →

Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression. About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. The depression keeps me down, emotionally and physically, often laying under heavy blankets in darkness barely moving for hours and hours, and then insomnia lifts... Continue Reading →

Perfection in Nova Scotia

Photo taken by Rainey, a depression sufferer. This picture is of a daisy bathed in the glow of recent rains. I love the simple beauty of a daisy; it is often overlooked for more flashy flowers, but the daisy is a long-lasting hardy beauty. This photo makes me feel hopeful. I know if I can... Continue Reading →

Shattered

I have a form of bipolar that is pretty indescribable, which is why they call it NOS, Not Otherwise Specified. It's a fragile place to live. About this photo: I'm not sure why, but this drinking glass shattered spontaneously in my husband's hand when he removed it from the cabinet the other night. It was sudden,... Continue Reading →

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