Dark Self-Portraits

Edward Honaker and Depression.

The 21-year-old photographer was diagnosed with depression two years ago.

All I knew is that I became bad at the things I used to be good at, and I didn’t know why,” he told Huffpost.

Your mind is who you are, and when it doesn’t work properly, it’s scary.

In an attempt to raise awareness of the topic, Honaker says about the project: “Mental health disorders are such a taboo topic. If you ever bring it up in conversation, people awkwardly get silent, or try to tell you why it’s not a real problem. When I was in the worst parts of depression, the most helpful thing anyone could have done was to just listen to me – not judging, not trying to find a solution, just listen. I’m hoping that these images will help open up conversation about mental health issues. Everyone is or will be affected by them one way or another, and ignoring them doesn’t make things better.”

Images illustrates the photographer’s experience with depression and anxiety.

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