A Brave Space

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves 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 on mental illness. She will... Continue Reading →

Catharsis 3

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer Blue, a 53-year-old manic depressive avidly shooting in Los Angeles. Photography has always been her primary art medium because of its immediacy. Her search and creation of decisive moments has been a valuable therapeutic tool. About this photo: “This is image #3 from the Catharsis Series, 2016, a self-portrait.  I am going through some heavy shit... Continue Reading →

Discarded

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years now. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional love from someone. Morgan began to explore photography a few years ago as a way to escape. About this photo: “I took this photo a while ago when the Powerball... Continue Reading →

Avanzar

Photo taken by first-time contributor Javier Gutierrez, a 38-year-old man living in the Basque Country in the North of Spain. Javier works in Bilbao as a psychotherapist and groupanalyst. He works with mental health patients both in the community and in private practice. As a photographer, Javier enjoys exploring the paths between image and emotion. He has seen in his work, and through his... Continue Reading →

There But for Fortune.. Houston St. NYC 1965

Photo taken by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of a loved one, rejection, or anything that triggers feelings of low self-esteem will lead to a challenging time for him. Lately, he is rediscovering the joy of the... Continue Reading →

Life Blends Into the Street

Photo taken by contributor Yael, a 26-year-old woman who has suffered from anxiety and depression since junior high school. She found at the beginning it was hard to go out and make friends because of her anxiety. She finally got the courage to talk to a neighbor who ended up introducing her to photography. She has... Continue Reading →

Stolen Kiss

Photo by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of a loved one, rejection, or anything that triggers feelings of low self-esteem will lead to a challenging time for him. Lately, he is rediscovering the joy of the act... Continue Reading →

Sing From Your Heart

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 →

Waiting

Please give a warm welcome to first-time contributor Peter, a man in hit forties from the United Kingdom. Peter has been suffering from PTSD and related anxiety and depression since a kidnap and hostage incident in 1997. He is still taking regular medication. He finds that some days are easy, almost untroubled, while other days are still extremely difficult. About this... Continue Reading →

Transcendence

Please welcome first-time contributor Sarah, a 21-year old student who has struggled with generalized anxiety for most of her life and panic attacks since the beginning of college. She has long used photography as a way to focus and calm herself during panic, as well as a spiritual practice. She is inspired by the work... Continue Reading →

Distance & Isolation

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Manhattan. She has been diagnosed with many mental heath conditions, including Major Depressive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Spectrum. She uses photography and writing to help cope. About this photo: "Sometimes photos of strangers out and about in the community can say more than set-ups ever could. I like this particular capture because... Continue Reading →

Grand Tunnel of Depression

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City. She was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder in her early twenties, and has been in treatment on and off for over a decade since. She enjoys art, music, taking photos, and cuddles from her dog. About this photo: "I took this recently in Central Park. I was... 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 →

Into the Light

Photo taken by first-time contributor Johanna from Finland, who has both family members and friends who have suffered from mental health issues, including severe depression and bipolar disorder. She also works as a guidance counselor with many students who struggle with different kinds of problems, and it is her job to try and help them... Continue Reading →

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