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Photo taken by a woman with recurrent clinical depression. She is trying to work her way out of a severe episode.
About this photo: I have been depressed for a long time, severely depressed for several years to the point of barely functioning. It makes it very difficult to leave my home. I have committed to getting better for my husband and toddler, so I left the house yesterday to visit one of my doctors who is hard for me to get to. I don’t drive, so while sitting in the passenger seat I kept taking photos. It is something that calms me, in addition to Xanax. Along the way, I captured some interesting cityscapes and added dreamy effects. Looking back at the photos, it makes me sad that I feel so far away from that world, but on a positive note it makes me want to be able to be out in the world again more, living life, for both myself and my family.
Right now, I feel like I am still seeing the world from behind a barrier, as in this photo, but trying to hold onto that dream of being on the other side, present, and enjoying life. A dream I hope I can make come true, with the help of my medicine and doctors, and hopefully something in me.