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Normalizing, de-stigmatizing and humanizing Mental Illness through photography and shared lived experiences

We showcase anonymous individual’s experiences with mental health Through photography.


This is a photo of the home I grew up in. It’s a picture of the outside of the house but it’s the place where

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Grave Marker

Depression makes me wish it was my name on the grave marker and not my best friend.  [He died of] Leukemia. Quite a few times

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NDSU Bison

It stands for NDSU and that for me personally, it is my long journey through everything in the last year. It reflects that I got

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Alarm Clock

A picture of my alarm clock on my bed—One of the important things with me with my bipolar is just my sleep…Sleep is one of

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These crosses are very special to me, they represent my journey and have been given to me by my family, friends and church.  I look

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Meds In A Day

Picture of all the meds I take in a day. It makes me realize how many meds I’m taking every day and wondering how this

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