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Are we willing to hear the inner voice and to react rightly to it? And all the things we encounter, all the dreams we might have, how much do we want to carry them with us in our hopes and aspirations? Over and over again we are confronted with all sorts of matters, difficulties, that may give worries, but hopefully we also can find the better thoughts which can carry us along the mountain tops. All that came our way, let us take it with us in our memories and use it for the good, forgetting the bad.

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The Hidden Path

no one could see the misery

the pain inside you thought to hide

a happy face outside

the picture show

for everyone to see

with everything you saw

and everything you had

how could you feel so bleak

what was this hopeless sad

that tainted every thought

 the friends that you missed most

were always there to see

the smile on your face

but not the missing piece

that kept your eyes tired

the feeling that if i had known

i would have been aware

to hold your hand and take the pain

to show you how to smile again

with your eyes, your heart

 ‘if only’, the reverberating phrase

that haunts our memories

and shakes us in our dreams

yet still remains

to greet us each day

 you live on in our eyes

showing us that smile

how to hurry go round the world

tell me, show the beauty

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Coming Out Of The Bipolar Closet

We like to introduce the online photography gallery for people affected by mental illness and share this witness which can help many people.

Every person should know that it is most importatn always to be and stay your own self, loving your self and loving the others like they are.

To free yourself from the chains and boundaries it is necessary to get rid of secrets and to dare to be open to others. They either may accept you or leave you for what you are. But in this world there are enough people and you can not be befriended with everybody, so it is better you concentrate to become befriended with those who are willing to take you as you are.

Let yourself be known, come out of the dark and let others also come out the closet.

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To remember:
  • Be open about many of your mental health challenges
  • dare to publicly discus them
  • do not hide
  • be not afraid of stigma.
  • Gain the courage to do and act
  • recognize what you have but also that it might be just one piece of your complex mental puzzle
  • We are all individuals on our own twisting journeys to mental health and wellness. 
  • Frustration, anger, guilt, shame, sadness, isolation, self-loathing, and hopelessness
  • Nothing is  hopeless.
  • Feel a shift, and realize you can choose to live.
  • Come to live with the emotional ups and downs
  • Dare to look for help
  • Stop ignoring advice and stop hiding in that damn closet
  • take your meds, see your doctors, and be more self-aware — you can actually take some control, and start moving in a positive direction. One baby step at a time.
  • There are still a few people in your life that find you worth fighting for
  • fight through this for them, and … do it for yourself
  • You are strong. You are capable. You are talented. You are worthy of a life worth living. A change will come.

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Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties from New Jersey who has suffered from a variety of mental health challenges, including severe depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as traits of BPD, OCD, and ADD. Danielle is a writer, photographer, photo editor and certified professional life coach. she is also a passionate mental health advocate and the founder and director of Broken Light Collective.

About this photo: “I took this self-portrait several years ago, in the midst of a two-year major depressive episode. I had become agoraphobic and spent almost all of my time in that bed. I ate there, I started Broken Light Collective from there, and I even did my therapy from there. This photo represents sadness, fear, isolation, and hopelessness.

I have since emerged from that particular darkness. I still have moments of sadness, fear, isolation and hopelessness, but I also have moments of joy, connection, and hope.

I have been…

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