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Women Who Survived Psychological Disorders, Inspiring!

Photography has the power to highlight the truth. Moreover, as a media, it has a concrete powedr to influence minds and forward advocacies that are thirsty of the limelight--they long for freedom and solution. It is proven that through the years of fighting for the rights of people, taking photographs of actual subjects looking for change is a good change-maker and wake-up call. 

Photographer Nathalie McCain believed in this strategy. She is for cutting of the stigma regarding the depressed, especially in women. This professional from Florida put up a movement, The Honest Body project", and part of this is the picture series "The True Faces of Depression", all for women empowerment, and ending up the culture of shame and stereotyping. Some number of women who suffered from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Post-Partum Depression posed only with undergarments, posed in front of the lenses to proudly show their real bodies.

Here's the result of her photographic skills:

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Women Who Survived Psychological Disorders, Inspiring!

Women Who Survived Psychological Disorders, Inspiring!

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Survivor: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Survivor: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

According to her story, her PTSD developed because one of her teenage 'friend' assaulted her sexually.

Mutilation as a result of the traumatic event

Mutilation as a result of the traumatic event

You'll never know about the mutilations in her legs, until she poses like this.

Resorting to negative acts

Resorting to negative acts

Due to paranoia, she would've rather sleep all day, or take calming medications.

Posing with perfect confidence

Posing with perfect confidence

Her remarks? She decided to show the world that a woman like her exists, and she is not ashamed of whatever form she has.

Survivor: Post-Partum depression and Panic Attacks

Survivor: Post-Partum depression and Panic Attacks

This mom admittedly became psychologically disordered after bearing her son. Pregnancy caused her so much physical pain. It made her work without optimum productivity and efficiency. The event made her cry before.

Survivor: Low Self-Esteem and Self-Hating

Survivor: Low Self-Esteem and Self-Hating

Being bullied when she was young, her self-trust and self-confidence turned low, and sadly, she carried this thinking up to her maturity. At her tertiary studies when she was 33, and when she's blessed with two offsprings, she was able to boost her confidence. Nothing can stop her from being okay even she's diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADHD and the likes.

Mother power!

Mother power!

Nothing can stop her from being okay even she's diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADHD and the likes.

Survivor: Post Partum Depression

Survivor: Post Partum Depression

There was a stage in her life that she is not contented with her performance as a mother.

Paranoid mother

Paranoid mother

As a mother, she was preoccupied of thinking about something like "Is my daughter breathing?", or "Is she still moving?"

Survivor: Anxiety, Depression, Post-Partum Depression

Survivor: Anxiety, Depression, Post-Partum Depression

This mother admitted that she has all these experiences, and it made her feel too miserable and idle. She hates medications back then. She hates to be under it.

Finally, because of the feeling

Finally, because of the feeling

She had to take treatment because she was attempting suicide. Gladly, her decision to resort on to the healing drug made her feel better. And now, she's better than she expected since her tragic experience.

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