Portrait in Eden

Please welcome first-time contributor Morgan, a 29-year-old writer and photographer living in the South West with two suitcases and a collection of spoiled pot plants. Morgan was diagnosed with early-onset Bipolar II with psychotic features as an adolescent. Morgan occasionally relapses into thinking they're a rogue saint, and frequently gets lost in train stations and hospitals. About... Continue Reading →

Bridge To Sobriety

Photo taken by contributor Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem for over two decades, Luis is celebrating six years of sobriety. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to capture and hold on to the brighter moments in his... Continue Reading →

Summer Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in NJ who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, as well as periods of depression. It has affected her home life, work life, and personal life in many ways. She is trying to fight through it by working with doctors, using medication as needed, and immersing... Continue Reading →

Siren Soul

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Natalya Hero, a 28-year-old woman from Brighton who has suffered from Bipolar Disorder and co-morbid Borderline Personality. She has lived with Bipolar symptoms since the age of 13, so her memories of growing up include hallucinations, bland waiting rooms and what seemed like an endless procession of pills. Forced to drop... Continue Reading →

Dance… Even If You’re Alone

Photo taken by a contributor from South Africa who was diagnosed several years ago at age forty with Aspergers and Major Depression. Last year, he left his job in the corporate sector to try and rebuild for his family after reaching a personal low that left him feeling useless and thinking often about suicide. Photography is a passion that... Continue Reading →

Closer to the Sun

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her... 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 →

Smell the Flowers

Photos taken by Bipolar On Fire. In her words: “I am in my 40’s and I live and work in outlandishly beautiful Boulder, Colorado.  I have Bipolar Disorder and Depression, as well as Fibromyalgia.  It is a great struggle for me to work full-time and it has been for a long time.  I work as a... Continue Reading →

Mystic Land

Photos taken by Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, when she had family members close to her struggling with different mental health issues. When she was 7, her uncle, who was deaf and suffers from... Continue Reading →

Finding Calm

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has major depression, anxiety, and is on the bipolar spectrum. She has been through countless treatments, including tons of medications, an army of doctors, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and most recently ECT. About this photo: "Sunsets can be quite calming, and when you deal with mental health issues,... Continue Reading →

Beauty and Resilience

Photo taken by Caroline, a 49-year-old woman with depression from Market Harborough, UK. She is married and has a 17 year old son. She works full-time and travels a lot with her job and all this means whilst life is very interesting it can be challenging and tiring at times when trying to cope with thankfully... Continue Reading →

Prison of Solitude

Photo taken by Cindy Darkheart, a 50 year old woman from Texas, who has been living with depression for 36 years. About this photo: At times I have difficulty being around people. This photo was taken one morning when I woke up early to do the laundry at my apartment complex. I get up early... Continue Reading →

Life From Above

There is something different about looking at the world from above. A distance that is all too familiar when you live with severe depression, anxiety, or bipolar; or all of the above. Everyone else is part of a nameless, faceless world that is moving on beneath you, without even a glance. I shot almost exclusively... Continue Reading →

Splash of Color

I suffer from severe depression and have been extremely agoraphobic for over a year now, so I am in my home almost all of the time. Somehow spring arrived early unbeknownst to me. Yesterday, after much urging by my husband and the people on the TV, I went outside. It was only for about three... Continue Reading →

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