It’s Not All In Your Head. Consumed: Mental Illness Through Photography (January Update)

Raising awareness, and combating the stigma associated with mental illness is so important to those of us struggling in silence. Many of us (myself included) try to hide our battle, and put off seeking help out for fear of how society, friends and relatives will judge us. Almost no other illness has this type of negativity & inaccurate information attached to it.
The photos and commentary in this shared post are powerful & help shine a light on a very misunderstood affliction.

Dear Hope

What if mental illnesses were shown on the outside?

Would we still be afraid to ask for help?

Since I was 13 years old I have fought depression, anxiety and bouts of insomnia. Since then I have tried to explain what that pain, discomfort, emptiness, and apathetic nature feels like to people. Often the words would come up short, and even the poems, songs, and stories I wrote didn’t seem to fully paint a picture into someones head to make them understand what I was going through. As I increasingly became aware of the lack of education and the stigma that surrounds mental illness and mental health, I thought about trying a different approach.

And that’s when the Consumed: Mental Illness Through Photography project was born.

December: Anxiety

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“I was never a cutter, I never had the courage to take a blade to any part of my body. I did, however, need…

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4 thoughts on “It’s Not All In Your Head. Consumed: Mental Illness Through Photography (January Update)

      1. I agree with you 100%! Sometimes it feels like it’s a taboo thing. I don’t know why. The people who think it’s so taboo are usually the people suffering from it the most. Thank you for posting this:) ❤️

  1. Thanks for this post ! Great work . U voice out for thousands of people suffering out there lonely each day . I can feel this because I have seen one such friend of mine going through this acute measure . Thanks for calling our attention to this fact . U have revived every possibility. Much appreciated!

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