Tuesday, August 31, 2010

faces of mental illness

I have been playing around the idea of a project of photographing people with the label of mentally ill. I am both amazed and appalled about the stigma still attached to those struggling with mental illness. So many people walking around out there, have some sort of diagnostic label. But, as I tell all of my clients at work:

You are not your diagnosis
You are not your chart
You are you

I want to present to the world a montage of the beautiful faces, the beautiful people who happen to be struggling with depression or anxiety or schizophrenia or bipolar or simply struggling through a difficult time in life.

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