Using Photography as Therapy
Photography is an accessible means of communications, for people to share their thoughts, viewpoints, frustrations and joys. A visual diary can also serve as a way to help one chart, document and reflect on his or her journey.
Here are some helpful links for you or your group to get inspired or started on your own photo project:
Photovoice: UK-based organisation that uses photography as a tool for change and empowerment for disadvantaged and marginalised communities.
PhotoTherapy: Offers suggestions and ways to use photography as therapy.
PhotoSensitive: A non-profit collective of photographers that uses photography to highlight social issues.
Some examples of some other projects that used photography to raise awareness for mental illness:
Working with the whole picture
Faces of mental illness
Nothing to hide
Live alone a life