I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures. No amount of words could explain how these disorders affect me, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking. This project is sort of an emotional catharsis, and I’m just putting it all out there. I hope these images will speak to people, people with mental illness and without. Being vulnerable is my coping mechanism.

Coming out of a seizure- It’s kind of like waking up from a nightmare and slamming back into reality.

Depersonalization-I’m completely detached; I’m not even real anymore.

Depression-It’s a heavy coat I cannot remove; the darkness just swallows me whole.

Generalized Anxiety-I try to carry too many thoughts and then they all come crashing down.

Intrusive thoughts-My thoughts are angry and alive and screaming at me.

Panic Attack-I’m trapped in my own turmoil and it’s terrifying.

Peace-That moment when I reach out to someone and instead of calling me crazy, they love me through the pain.