Exploring The Double Lives Of Everyday People Living With Mental Illness

“Whenever I was depressed, I always felt like I had two separate lives,” photographer Liz Obert explained to The Huffington Post. “One that people saw everyday and the one that could barely get out of bed in the morning. For years I struggled with how to make this into art.”

Through “Dualities,” Obert seems to have found an answer to her problem. The photographic series showcases two types of portraits. One shows her subjects as they’d prefer to be seen, gleefully dressed in formal wear or leisurely playing a guitar. The second shows the individuals as they appear in a state of depression, holed up in an apartment or hidden behind a pair of deafening speakers. Beneath each image is a handwritten caption detailing the experiences of each state of mind. “The result is two images of each person, one up and one down,” Obert proclaims.

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Kid therapy: Mixing seniors and youthful energy

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Kid therapy: Mixing seniors and youthful energy

Kid therapy: Mixing seniors and youthful energy

Navan Al-Mamun, 6, and Irene Garry, 85, worked on coloring in Art Across the Ages, an Intergenerational art class with seniors and kids at The Commons on Marice in Eagan. It’s a bonding experience which helps children learn about the aging process.

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Art Therapy helps people with disabilities

Inspiring Story of an Art Therapy Program Helping People With Disabilities

Watch this inspiring video about an art therapy program in Fort Lauderale, Florida helping people with disabilities communicate and express themselves in new ways.

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