mental illnes

Depression...the fear of uncertainty

Depression is defined as: a mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection, typically also with feelings of inadequacy and guilt, often accompanied by lack of energy and disturbance of appetite and sleep.

Many suffer from depression and the depths of the depression can vary. I myself have had bouts of depression, anguish, anxiety, and self-doubt. Depression is probably one of the most common mental health issues plaguing so many today. I wanted to do this photo story to show the pain, the sadness, the anger, and despair; but also to let those know who suffer from depression, that there is light on the other side. There is peace. There is a calm after the storm. I hope you find it and I’m always hear to listen and talk. Thanks for looking and I hope these images mean something to so many. God Bless.


The thoughts and feelings are all to often overwhelming…

The thoughts and feelings are all to often overwhelming…

We feel like the pain and thoughts will never go away…but they will.

We feel like the pain and thoughts will never go away…but they will.

We just feel at a complete loss…Even when the light is just above us…

We just feel at a complete loss…Even when the light is just above us…

We scream out…WHY WON’T THIS PAIN STOP, WHEN WILL THIS PAIN STOP?

We scream out…WHY WON’T THIS PAIN STOP, WHEN WILL THIS PAIN STOP?

We feel like life is choking us to death…

We feel like life is choking us to death…

WHEN WILL THIS END…

WHEN WILL THIS END…

There is light…but we have to open our eyes and look up…

There is light…but we have to open our eyes and look up…

The light is right above us…but we just can’t seem to look up..

The light is right above us…but we just can’t seem to look up..

Sometimes it’s even staring us in the face, but we refuse to let it in…we close up

Sometimes it’s even staring us in the face, but we refuse to let it in…we close up

We can’t seem to find the peace we so desperately need…

We can’t seem to find the peace we so desperately need…

The fear stings, the anxiety crushes, and we let go and let the fear drive…  words are from the song Drive by Incubus

The fear stings, the anxiety crushes, and we let go and let the fear drive…

words are from the song Drive by Incubus

We even try to hold on to the light, and yet we still can’t see…

We even try to hold on to the light, and yet we still can’t see…

The anguish sets in, the tears come…

The anguish sets in, the tears come…

We feel like we can’t speak, like our mouth is covered by blackness, by a darkness we can’t get past…

We feel like we can’t speak, like our mouth is covered by blackness, by a darkness we can’t get past…

Know that there are people out here who want to help, who want to see a peace in your life, and who want to see a better you than you could ever imagine. If you know someone suffering from depression, I urge you and challenge you to reach out to them…you just might be the voice they needed that day.