Photo by contributor OutisPhotography, a man from Ecuador whose mental disorder became apparent at age 20 while he was attending university. After faking a mask for many years, he finally was diagnosed with Major Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The most difficult challenges he faced on a daily basis were finding a reason to get up each day and... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer living in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this photo: “Rochester, N.Y. was home to the oldest urban indoor mall in America. Long after it had outlived its usefulness, it was torn down to make way... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by contributor Cricket, an artist living with schizophrenia. In 2000, he was hospitalized for hearing voices, paranoid thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Since then, medication has helped him live a somewhat normal life. Depression and paranoid thoughts sometimes return, but he recognizes it and turns to creating art. He gets hyper-creative at times, painting, drawing and... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength to get her through every day. She has also found art and music to be great healers and outlets for the soul. About this photo: “When... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by contributor Danielle in NYC. She is on the bipolar spectrum. She loves her family, art, and helping other people. About this photo: "So often when I'm rushing from point A to point B, I forget to look up and enjoy the wonder all around, whether I'm in nature or the middle of a city. Taking photos... Continue Reading →
Photos taken by contributor Natasha Shapiro, ATR-BC, LCAT from NYC. She has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years, mainly in capacity as an art therapist and psychotherapist. March 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of my private practice held in my TriBeCa, NYC art studio. I work with adults and children and have... Continue Reading →
Photos taken by The Happy Mango, a 28-year-old woman from Copenhagen. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two years ago, which has meant a lot of soul searching, practice in self awareness and endless medicine adjustments – all of which made her get even worse before she got better. But the past couple of months she has actually... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by Clare, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar, among other things. Photography is something she studied in school some years ago, and still enjoys very much. About this photo: "Manhattan means many things to me, and my feelings for it can swing like my moods. It's a place of culture... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by Jamie from Portland, Oregon, who was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and social anxiety when she was 15-years-old. Photography has helped her find a universal way to communicate with others when she finds it hard to express herself vocally to people. It has also given her the courage to seize opportunities that... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by Lala, a 32 year old woman living in Washington, DC, who battles severe depression, crippling anxiety/panic disorder, a mood disorder, and the list could go on. She also has family and loved ones who are battling mental health issues such as bipolar disorder and addiction. She is very interested in all the different... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. I have never felt the depths of depression personally, but I have seen it tear apart the families of those close to me, and I... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by a mom with depression. About this photo: Even through the darkest of times, there is light to be found. Sometimes it runs at you head-on with a smile and a hug. **Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. See guidelines here.
I shot this photo from a place of depression, and it resonates with those feelings. All of those birds arranged up there, stuck with no space between them, yet infinite space around them. Perched, just moment from potential flight and freedom, but not quite there. To submit your photos to the Broken Light Collective, see submissions or click... Continue Reading →
The city can be a big and scary place, but it can also be a beautiful one, especially when viewed from a distance. Bipolar disorder can be the same way; a huge overwhelmingly scary, totally unpredictable, but sometimes beautiful seeming mess. To submit your photos to the Broken Light Collective, see submissions or click follow.