I cannot recall my exact age, but I was probably twelve or thirteen, in the first couple years of my mental health decline.
It was my favorite time of year, the Holiday season, and instead of enjoying the cold weather, snow, and family spirit, I had taken to my room for most of the day every day of Christmas break to be alone and away from everything. 686 more words
Photo taken by contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 21-year-old photography student who has been forced to take a year off of her studies due to depression. Jodie has begun exploring her emotions through a self portrait photographic series which she will continue in her final year. 60 more words