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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 she normally wouldn’t want to. She feels most comfortable behind a camera and it helps relieve the debilitating fear accompanied with being in social situations. Photography has helped her be pro-active about anxiety and has been a great self-esteem booster as well.
About this photo: “This photograph was taken while I was out walking around the downtown area of Portland. I attempt to see things that are less noticed unless you look for them. I found this help button on the side of a building and it stood out to me. It’d be awesome to have a help button! To just push it when we just need something or someone to help us get through whatever circumstances we’re in.”
Yes! Wouldn’t it be amazing in times of need, especially mental health related? Wow.