#Mental - Stories
November 2020
 

 

United Kingdom
Esher
After a suicide attempt in my early twenties, I began 25 years in and out of therapy. I’d often end feeling a bit better but it wouldn't last and before long, I was seeking out someone else to work with. Asking for help always felt the most difficult part - doing it time after time was exhausting....
United Kingdom
London
My work is often drawn from experiences in my own life. I define my personality as hypersensitive, meaning I am often on high alert with my surroundings. This is both a blessing as well as a disadvantage. Whilst I tend to notice the beauty in the mundane, my mind can very quickly become ov...
United States of America
Atlanta
Allow yourself to confront each and everyone of your emotions. Demand that you give yourself your full attention — Engage in positive ways of release or talk with people you trust as well as finding other outlets. Time is the universal healer — it will get better. You aren’t the problem.” As least I...
Brazil
São Leopoldo
Essas fotografias são feitas inicialmente no sonho e inspiradas neles. Como psicóloga da teoria psicanalítica o inconsciente e os sonhos são um tema de interesse meu. Após o suicídio de uma mulher que eu amava, a necessidade de fotografar se tornou pingente, desde então faço fotografias para lidar c...
Pakistan
Karachi
‘She’ was forced to perform every day like a clown who is forced to smile besides her devastated circumstances. ‘They’ told her its fine now ‘You’ can smile. ‘She’ was hiding all the darkness beneath those smiles and pretty faces. No one listened and no one understood, so ‘she’ talked to ‘me’ . M...
United Kingdom
Wiltshire
"Mental" was a perfect catagory for me when I saw it on artjobs instagram page.  Obviously over this year it's been a trying time for every single one of us. When I looked back through my paintings over the years I realsied I have struggled for far longer until I was aware by a professional....
United Kingdom
Portsmouth
Sometimes I feel like I wasn’t made for this world. Is that an odd statement? Apparently, as a child, I used to tell my mum that I didn’t feel I belonged; like maybe I had been born in the wrong time.  I was 5. I still feel that way. I feel sad quite often.  Lost. It’s a h...
Canada
Mississauga
I suffer with bipolar disorder and I always have to put on a mask but it sits behind my just haunting me? I try to find light in the holes that are dug by myself. 
Spain
Madrid
During 2017 I experienced a strong anxiety crisis that came into my life all of a sudden. I have always been an anxious person but didn't know it until I started experiencing panic attacks and not sleeping at night. Something inside me had broken and it would not let me continue with my day to day....
Italy
Genova
Panic attack. Analogic photography. Double exposure. Kiev 88. Ilford HP5 400 This photographic series is about a personal problem of mine on anxiety problems and panic attacks that I have been carrying on for many years now. Thanks to photography I was able to explain the various phases that I li...

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