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Tag Archives: mania

Trapped Lovers

Photo taken by a contributor in Upstate New York with bipolar disorder. While her life often feels like one obstacle after another, she is grateful to have photography, and a loving … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

Ascension

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 10 Comments

Urbanscape

Photo taken by a contributor 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 … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 9 Comments

Armageddon

Photo taken by contributor Leonard, a 66-year-old man who has suffered bouts of bipolar illness since his twenties. He has been a fine arts digital photographer for the past 13 years and prior to … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

One Step at a Time

Photo taken by a contributor in Florida. She is a woman with bipolar disorder, and accompanying anxiety and depression. She is also a wife, mother, and artist. About this photo: “My … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Desolate: A Conceptual Self-Portrait

Please welcome first-time contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 10 Comments

Unknown

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 … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Chelsea

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hospitalized

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Ash, a 33-year-old man recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The doctors are still determining whether the diagnosis will be bipolar type I or … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Inscope Archway

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Leonard, a 66-year-old man who has suffered bouts of bipolar illness since his twenties. He has been a fine arts digital photographer for the past … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 14 Comments

Inside

Photo taken by a contributor who has been diagnosed with bipolar II. She struggles with the ups and downs associated with her illness — depression, hypomania, anger, anxiety —  as … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 8 Comments

Clouds In My Coffee

Please say a warm hello to first-time 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 … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 15 Comments

Between Depression and Mania

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder. … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Neglected

Photo taken by a contributor in Massachusetts. She’s a woman in her thirties who has had many diagnoses over the years, including major depressive disorder and bipolar II. About this photo: “I’m … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 6 Comments
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