Depression and anxiety is real, and is all around us. Fortunately, we have strong people in our communities who are speaking out in their own unique ways to remove the associated stigma attached to it.
Photographer Edward Honaker is one such person, and he has produced a portfolio of images that shows how he experiences depression. Falling and immersion in water are common themes in his work, as well as literal loss of face. Edward was diagnosed with depression 2 years ago and made the depression portfolio as a way of coping, and to encourage others:
“When I was making the portfolio, I asked myself if I was the kind of person whom others would feel comfortable coming to if they were going through a difficult time and needed someone to talk to,” Honaker said. “Truthfully, at the time, I don’t think I was. I’ve still got quite a ways to go, but the whole experience made me a lot more patient and empathetic towards others.”
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