The Tempest

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 54-year-old woman from the Blue Mountains in NSW Australia who lives with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Livonne had a tumultuous childhood which was followed by what turned out to be a violent marriage. With three young children, she set about making a new life as a single parent, but was put through... Continue Reading →

The Outlook

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kathryne, a 26-year-old woman from the Upper East Side of New York City. In addition to growing up in a family surrounded by mental health challenges, she herself was diagnosed with depression and anxiety as a freshman in college, in part the result of trauma that happened a few years prior. After years of ignoring the... Continue Reading →

Verbal Abuse

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan began experiencing depression and anxiety after her father tried to take his own life. Her mental health has improved greatly since that time, especially after having her daughter and feeling true unconditional love from someone. Morgan began to explore photography a few years ago as a way to escape. About... Continue Reading →

Wired For Struggle

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due to both manic and depressive episodes. Thanks to medication, therapy, family, and friends, she is finally starting to live life to the fullest... one photo at a... Continue Reading →

Summer Hikes

Photo taken by contributor Joshua Beharry, a 28-year-old from Vancouver, British Columbia, who has suffered from depression. Since recovering from a severe depressive episode in 2010, Josh has become a passionate advocate for mental health. He is currently the project coordinator for HeadsUpGuys, a website targeting men’s depression, and writes about his own recovery at Mental Health Point of View.” About... Continue Reading →

The Bipolar Brain

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kate, a 21-year-old Sociology major turned photographer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Kate was diagnosed with Rapid Cycling Bipolar I Disorder and anxiety in high school after having a manic episode with psychotic features. She currently has taken over 26 different behavioral health medications since the age of 14. She is a survivor... Continue Reading →

Buried in Pain

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and... Continue Reading →

Beauty All Around

Photo taken by contributor Joshua Beharry, a 28-year-old from Vancouver, British Columbia, who has suffered from depression. Since recovering from a severe depressive episode in 2010, Josh has become a passionate advocate for mental health. He is currently the project coordinator for HeadsUpGuys, a website targeting men's depression, and writes about his own recovery at Mental Health Point of View." About... Continue Reading →

A Love Story

Photo taken by contributor David Ocampo, a graphic designer, musician and photographer in his twenties from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. The only times when he doesn’t feel the pressure and sadness are when he is creating art and taking photographs. About this photo: “there's a person so important... Continue Reading →

Planted

Photo taken by contributor Hannah, a 21 year-old who has battled depression and anxiety for seven years. She kept her depression and attempted suicide hidden for several years, but has since opened up about her story in an attempt to encourage others do the same. She helped start The Resilience Project to provide a platform for students to share their... Continue Reading →

Storms are Coming

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... Continue Reading →

Metamorphosis

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... Continue Reading →

Atelophobia I

Please welcome first-time contributor Katelyn A. Cartwright, a woman from Boone, North Carolina. Katelyn is studying Social Work at Appalachian State University. She is a survivor of sexual assault and is living with Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and Anorexia Nervosa. Photography has always been her main means of therapy when other forms of help seemed far off. She enjoys... Continue Reading →

Invisible Tattoos

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and... Continue Reading →

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