"Fear of being alone and abandoned." (a.k.a. Beauty & Strength)

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"Fear of being alone and abandoned." (a.k.a. Beauty & Strength)

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"Fear of being alone and abandoned." (This image will also be titled “Beauty & Strength”) – My interview with Jenny revealed an engaging mosaic of a person—determined, sensitive, caring, and while fairly private about her mental illness, she wants to share her story so that, “Everything I've been through is worth it.” Plus, she wants to help fight the stereotypes associated with mental illness.“ Just because I don't look depressed, doesn't mean I'm not. I feel like my feelings are pushed aside because I'm nice and smile.”……Jenny described a lot of feelings when I asked what her mental illness felt like. “Rollercoaster. Exhausting. Fear of being alone and abandoned.” But she also described how she feels “more aware of the things around her and deeply empathic to the feelings of others around her.”

The What Mental Illness Feels Like project has been a year-plus long photography project for me exploring what mental illness feels like to others. This is one of thirteen original photographs created for this project. Starting May 4th, 2018, you can read about the people who inspired these photographs.

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A minimum of 15% of the proceeds in 2018 of the Mental Illness Exhibit photography will be donated to St. Cloud, MN's Catholic Charities Hope Community Support Program. "The Hope Community Support Program is a friendly, professional service dedicated to helping people with mental illness live healthy, productive and independent lives. We’ve been serving people in Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties since 1988."

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