At the Mercy of the Sea

Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression and OCD. For many years she struggled without understanding what was happening. Eventually she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist, who then referred her to a psychiatrist. One of the factors that contributed to her depression was years of abuse as a child. Michelle writes, blogs... Continue Reading →

Positive Energy

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the drugs, combined with his medication and psychosis, led doctors in Germany to diagnose him with schizophrenia. He had to stop his studies at university and... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Day

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women,... Continue Reading →

Mermaid at Dusk

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household herself with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our... Continue Reading →

Connection and Relaxation

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Pennsylvania. She suffers from recurrent major depressive episodes that can last from a few days to a few years. During those times, she shuts people out and stops being able to do almost everything. She has found that photography is one of the few things that she is able to... Continue Reading →

Andromeda

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He got 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 when his mother began battling severe anxiety several years ago. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing better.... Continue Reading →

Last Rays; La Corbiere

Photo taken by contributor Rachael Talibart, a photographer based in Surrey, England. She has always enjoyed photography, but when she started to suffer chronic pain it became more than a hobby/occupation. Taking photographs became a way for her to cope with her pain. She used it as a mindfulness tool, a way of focusing on the... Continue Reading →

Calming & Centering

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women,... Continue Reading →

Majestic Landscape

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household herself with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our... 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 →

Grand Simplicity

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. Phedias got into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. He also was closely connected to mental health over the past few years when his mother was suffering from severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment she is now doing better.... Continue Reading →

Great Ocean Road; Melbourne

Please welcome first-time contributor Joshua R Beharry, a 26-year-old man from Vancouver who suffers from depression. Since early 2011, he has made volunteering and advocating for mental health a primary focus of his life. Joshua has experience with anti-stigma, mental health and wellness promotion at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He facilitates a peer-support group, as well... Continue Reading →

Siren in the Woods

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right around the time when she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Things that were once easy became impossible for her. Getting dressed in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Grand Tunnel of Depression

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City. She was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder in her early twenties, and has been in treatment on and off for over a decade since. She enjoys art, music, taking photos, and cuddles from her dog. About this photo: "I took this recently in Central Park. I was... Continue Reading →

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