Motivational Songs
This is a playlist of songs that I listen to when I need motivation and encouragement to work or to take photos. Maybe they’ll help you too!

Listen here ► / Ready to Start - Arcade Fire / Kill Your Heroes - AWOLNATION / Blackbird - The Beatles / Bubbles - Biffy Clyro / Tender - Blur / Life In Technicolour - Coldplay / Friday I’m In Love  - The Cure / Sound and Vision - David Bowie / Sunshine Superman -  Donovan / One Day Like This - Elbow / Just a Day - Feeder / Strange - The Feeling / Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac / Do This Do That - Feeder / When I Grow Up - Garbage / I Just Wanna Live - Good Charlotte / On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz / Time of Your Life - Green Day / Falling - Haim / On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons / Carry on My Wayward Son - Kansas / Nothing in My Way - Keane / I’m Gonna Try - Kid Bombardos / (Still a) Weirdo - KT Tunstall / You’re Not Alone - Mads Langer / Time to Pretend - MGMT / Kick Ass - Mika / Feeling Good - Muse / Good Life - OneRepublic / New - Paul McCartney / Uberlin - R.E.M / Two Princes - Spin Doctors / Get It On - T.Rex / Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap / King and Queens - Thirty Seconds to Mars / Beautiful Day - U2 / Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve /
Motivational Songs

This is a playlist of songs that I listen to when I need motivation and encouragement to work or to take photos. Maybe they’ll help you too!

Listen here  / Ready to Start - Arcade Fire / Kill Your Heroes - AWOLNATION / Blackbird - The Beatles / Bubbles - Biffy Clyro / Tender - Blur / Life In Technicolour - Coldplay / Friday I’m In Love  - The Cure / Sound and Vision - David Bowie / Sunshine Superman -  Donovan / One Day Like This - Elbow / Just a Day - Feeder / Strange - The Feeling / Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac / Do This Do That - Feeder / When I Grow Up - Garbage / I Just Wanna Live - Good Charlotte / On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz / Time of Your Life - Green Day / Falling - Haim / On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons / Carry on My Wayward Son - Kansas / Nothing in My Way - Keane / I’m Gonna Try - Kid Bombardos / (Still a) Weirdo - KT Tunstall / You’re Not Alone - Mads Langer / Time to Pretend - MGMT / Kick Ass - Mika / Feeling Good - Muse / Good Life - OneRepublic / New - Paul McCartney / Uberlin - R.E.M / Two Princes - Spin Doctors / Get It On - T.Rex / Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap / King and Queens - Thirty Seconds to Mars / Beautiful Day - U2 / Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve /

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These pieces of paper are the replies and answers I got from all the wonderfully brave people who gave me an insight to their mental illnesses. I can’t thank you all enough. Your visualizations will be going into my journal - all anonymously of course. Thank you all so much.

These pieces of paper are the replies and answers I got from all the wonderfully brave people who gave me an insight to their mental illnesses. I can’t thank you all enough. Your visualizations will be going into my journal - all anonymously of course. Thank you all so much.



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A visualization of one’s experience with depression (one of my finished edits for my project on mental health).
This is my mother. As per the theme of my project, I came up with the idea for this photograph with her. She made it clear how she felt when she was depressed and the conclusion was that she felt confused and conflicted, the cause of this being down to family issues. The blurred face is supposed to represent her confusion. My mother also made it clear that she felt like she was being weighed down under a dark heavy shadow so to achieve this, I stood a spotlight low down to create a high shadow over her to represent this. 

A visualization of one’s experience with depression (one of my finished edits for my project on mental health).

This is my mother. As per the theme of my project, I came up with the idea for this photograph with her. She made it clear how she felt when she was depressed and the conclusion was that she felt confused and conflicted, the cause of this being down to family issues. The blurred face is supposed to represent her confusion. My mother also made it clear that she felt like she was being weighed down under a dark heavy shadow so to achieve this, I stood a spotlight low down to create a high shadow over her to represent this. 




A Visualization of one’s experience with Alzheimer’s (One of my first finished edits for my project on mental health). 
This is my neighbour. I asked her all the same questions I’ve posted here on my blog, except it was quite different for her as I was asking her questions about her husband and her experiences with his Alzheimer’s disease, rather than with an illness of her own. I understand dementia is very different in comparison to some of the other issues I’m looking at, but all these illnesses revolve around the brain and the mind and I have to say, it’s really been interesting looking into it so far.
Anyway, back to this photo; my neighbour and I came up with this image together. The last question I ask everyone is “How would you visualize this mental illness?” Her answer was that, watching her husband lose his memory and becoming confused with the simplest of tasks was like watching his personality and identity drift away. She’d known him since she was 16 and they’d been married about 53 years, so I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for her to watch her husband turn into a different person of sorts. This picture, we decided, was supposed to represent how her husband was her other half, and how - as the illnesses consumed him - she was slowly losing him, maybe not in body, but in mind and spirit.

A Visualization of one’s experience with Alzheimer’s (One of my first finished edits for my project on mental health).

This is my neighbour. I asked her all the same questions I’ve posted here on my blog, except it was quite different for her as I was asking her questions about her husband and her experiences with his Alzheimer’s disease, rather than with an illness of her own. I understand dementia is very different in comparison to some of the other issues I’m looking at, but all these illnesses revolve around the brain and the mind and I have to say, it’s really been interesting looking into it so far.

Anyway, back to this photo; my neighbour and I came up with this image together. The last question I ask everyone is “How would you visualize this mental illness?” Her answer was that, watching her husband lose his memory and becoming confused with the simplest of tasks was like watching his personality and identity drift away. She’d known him since she was 16 and they’d been married about 53 years, so I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for her to watch her husband turn into a different person of sorts. This picture, we decided, was supposed to represent how her husband was her other half, and how - as the illnesses consumed him - she was slowly losing him, maybe not in body, but in mind and spirit.



For anyone willing to help out with my project feel free to submit your answers to the following questions hereIf you’d like to do it anonymously that’s fine also, but there’s a word count on asks which can be quite annoying which is why I’d suggest the submission :) Your information is confidential to me only and there won’t be any public posting.

Questions

1. What mental illness/illnesses have you suffered/are you suffering from?
2. How does this affect your daily routine? e.g. socializing, going to work/school, looking after yourself in general.
3. What is the worst thing someone could say to you regarding your illness?
4. What is the best thing someone could say to you regarding your illness?
5. If you could get everyone in the world to listen to you, what would you tell them about your illness?
6. If you were to visualize your mental illness, what would it look like?



Anonymous whispered, "i wouldn't mind telling you about my depression for your project, but i really don't know what i'm supposed to write because it's such a big thing and hard to just tell you if i don't know like what kind of thing?"

This is a list of questions I’ve been sending out to anyone who’s shown interest so if I open my submit box, feel free to fill in the questions and send them to me. Likewise, ignore any questions that you don’t feel comfortable in answering, and if there’s any extra info you’d like to add, go ahead!

1. What mental illness/illnesses have you suffered/are you suffering from?
2. How does this affect your daily routine? e.g. socializing, going to work/school, looking after yourself in general.
3. What is the worst thing someone could say to you regarding your illness?
4. What is the best thing someone could say to you regarding your illness?
5. If you could get everyone in the world to listen to you, what would you tell them about your illness?
6. If you were to visualize your mental illness, what would it look like?

This also goes for anyone else who’d like to submit these questions back to me :)



I’ve had an overwhelming response from my last post in which I asked people to get in touch with me about their experiences with mental illnesses. I got 21 messages, and some reblogs which I’ll need to go through, which is the best thing I could have ever hoped for so thank you all so much! You don’t know how much this means to me.

Due to the vast response, I might take a while in getting in touch but I will definitely be messaging you all at some point. I’m really so so touched at this, so thank you!

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3 months ago / 1 note
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Would anyone who’s suffered from depression or other mental illnesses be willing to talk to me (anonymously or otherwise) about their experiences? It’s for a photography project I’m doing, I just really would love some first hand research to put into my journal rather than taking information from unreliable sources on the web.



Help needed for project on Mental Illnesses  

I haven’t posted here in a while because I’ve been so busy with uni deadlines, then Christmas happened and we all know how crazy Christmas is!

However! What I wanted to ask was if I could get some help with a university project of mine. In case it isn’t obvious, I’m a photography student at the University of South Wales in Cardiff and I’m doing my final major project on mental health. I’ve already done a practice project which you can find here in which I attempted to visually depict various mental health illnesses within a photograph. The three I have here are my interpretations of depression, insomnia and bipolar.

For my final major, however, I want to branch out and talk to people who suffer from various mental health issues. I myself suffer from mild depression, nothing serious but I get my down days in which I really struggle to find motivation to do anything. My mother and father also suffer from bouts of depression so I’m quite familiar with that and would love to get to know more people who suffer from it as I feel it would, not only help with my university project, but help alert more people to the dangers of mental health. 

So, if anyone here suffers from depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, insomnia, or any other mental illnesses - or know anyone who has suffered from any of these - I would love to hear from you! Even if it’s an anonymous message. If people show interest I’d be willing to explain a little more about what your input would do to help me and my project, and upload an image of my exhibited image and the text I used.

Many thanks for listening to my rambling request!

Sarah



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