A Foot In Front Of The Other

Photo taken by contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled depression, anxiety, obsessive thinking, and fearfulness his entire life, especially as a child and teenager, after a traumatic family experience. Recently, Ed has found relief from... Continue Reading →

Faith

Photo taken by contributor Renée, a 28-year-old woman who has lived through psychosis. Three year ago, her world came crashing down. She was starting a new job, trying to make new friends, and looking for the good in people. Stress led to not sleeping and not taking care of herself, body and mind. She ended up becoming an... Continue Reading →

Psychosis

Please welcome first-time contributor Renée, a 28-year-old woman who has lived through psychosis. Three year ago, her world came crashing down. She was starting a new job, trying to make new friends, and looking for the good in people. Stress led to not sleeping and not taking care of herself, body and mind. She ended up becoming an... Continue Reading →

Meditation

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “Meditation brings me to a place of peace. I leave this place of pain, of stress, of loneliness. My thoughts ease and I rise...and return, relaxed—refreshed—renewed, to face the... Continue Reading →

Listen To My Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather, a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. The overwhelming cycle she experiences of unpredictable triggers and ensuing hopelessness is countered by knowing beyond any doubt that she is loved and supported by family and friends. Living in a new city with so many new things to see and many new friends is giving Heather... Continue Reading →

Buried Alive

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared and she developed intrusive thoughts. For CJ, these thoughts were highly distressing as the content was related to harming herself and others. She was diagnosed... Continue Reading →

Disillusioned

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, depression, anxiety and a myriad of other disorders. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. Her coping tools include meditation, art, writing, and petting Zoe. About this photo: “There are some days when I am very disillusioned with my life. On these days, even possibility is hiding. Disillusionment, for me,... Continue Reading →

Disorder

Please welcome first time contributor Kev Hawken, a documentary photographer currently based in England. Kev first encountered mental health issues when he was about 25 years old, suffering with panic attacks, stress and anxiety during a period of working away from home. After some time of being extremely ill he regained control of his life... Continue Reading →

Fascinated

Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, an 18-year-old photographer from China. He is currently based in Chattanooga where he attends high school. He's been struggling with depression and anxiety for almost two years. He considers photography to be the best way for him to express himself. About this photo: “I always enjoy walking on crowded streets searching for... Continue Reading →

Let Me In

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

The Child Within

Please welcome first time contributor Michelle Beckett, a 43-year-old from Vancouver, BC. Michelle was recently diagnosed with PTSD. She also has a history of depression, OCD and anxiety. After struggling for years to adapt to the pressures of a work environment, and never managing to stay in one place very long, she left and vowed never to... Continue Reading →

Eye of Pollen

Please welcome first-time contributor Sheri Elizabeth, a 43-year-old woman from the Southeast who has struggled with anxiety and depression for many years. In addition to fighting these demons daily, she also now suffers from chronic pain as a result of the ongoing tension. She finds solace in photography because it forces her to slow down and take... Continue Reading →

Lost

Please welcome first-time contributor Yael, a woman who has been battling depression for fourteen years. She also fights severe anxiety daily, whenever she leaves the house. Yael was hired several years ago to take behind the scenes photos of an event by a neighbor. That experience and new friendship kindled her interest in photography. In the years since, she has continued to take photos... Continue Reading →

Moving Through the Moment

Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very hard. He is originally from the UK, but currently lives in Thailand. About this photo: “Taken in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in July of 2014. It's often tempting to... Continue Reading →

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