Adventures in India

Photo taken by first-time contributor J, a teenager from Sanford, Florida. J has lived with OCD for the past two years. Sometimes she's felt in control, while other times it has ruled her life. This past year, her OCD caused her to count letters in words to check if they added up to five, leaving... Continue Reading →

Smoke Signals

Photo taken by contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, when the pressures of school and her social life started to overcome her. She was then diagnosed with major depression. She thinks depression is harder to go through than many people think. She found it hard... Continue Reading →

Broken Adolescence

Photo taken by first-time contributor Shantel, a teenager from Kansas City. As a young child, her older brother would hide her in a closet so that she wouldn't get hit by their abusive father. By the ago of 9, she went to therapy because she began feeling suicidal. At 12, she began to self harm,... Continue Reading →

Secret Sadness

Photo taken by contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, around the start of her first set of formal exams. Although she wasn’t failing her subjects, the pressure of doing well whilst also keeping up with all her friends started to overcome her and she... Continue Reading →

Cracked

Photo taken by first-time contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, around the start of her first set of formal exams. Although she wasn’t failing her subjects, the pressure of doing well whilst also keeping up with all her friends started to overcome her, and she... Continue Reading →

Torn Apart

Photo taken by Page, a teenager from Columbus, Ohio, who has used music and art to help her navigate through mental illness. At just 17, Page has already been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, major depression, and panic disorder. She has had three suicide attempts and has self harmed for over four years. She still struggles every day... Continue Reading →

The Undesirable Love was Blind

Photo taken by Devin, a teenager from Dallas, TX. She suffered from depression after the passing of several very close relatives, and years of bullying. About two years ago, she went into home schooling and started to really focus on her arts. About this photo: “This photo is a self-portrait, titled "The undesirable love was blind." The photo represents my struggle with... Continue Reading →

Cancer-Free Teen!

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman located in Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6 years old. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love... Continue Reading →

Somebody That I Used to Know

Photo taken by  Christina, who has experienced terrible anxiety, often due to stress and/or insomnia. She also deals with agitation and extreme irritability, and becomes anxious in situations that are uncomfortable to her, like large groups of people. She is 19 years old and has been studying photography throughout her teenage years. About this photo:... Continue Reading →

Identity

Photo taken by Hayley, a photography and new media student who was afflicted with anorexia and anxiety as a teenager. Her passions include adventure, traveling, music, art, and the outdoors. About this photo: "This photograph describes how hard it is to be an adolescent, to be judged all the time by not only yourself, but... Continue Reading →

Offering Support

Photo taken by Yessenia, a teenager who has watched friends struggle with depression and anxiety. Photography is one of her passions. About this photo: This photograph is my own self-portrait. In this photo I wanted to show happiness and grace. I've watched friends live through depression and anxiety. They're my inspiration to live my life to the fullest.... Continue Reading →

By the Light of a Flashlight

Photo taken by Sarah M, who is a 14 year old girl from Washington State. She has lived for several years with anxiety and some crippling fears. She has recently recovered to an extent, and has started developing a love of photography. About this photo: I call this piece "Flashlight Bright." This photograph is of my friend... Continue Reading →

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