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Rewind Series | Mental Illness

  This series will focus on showcasing timeless photography that will tell human condition stories and provide enjoyment.  Selected from features published since the magazine’s birth in 2014, these hidden visuals will again come to life to touch your hearts. The rewind series will be presented in subjects.  To see…

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How Societies (Past & Present) Evoke Mental Illness To Obtain Control

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   In the race to control its citizens, past societies used the same strategies applied by individuals with abusive tendencies today. ‘Madness’ was used by authorities in the 1800’s to sway society into normality. The undesirables of that time, the poor,  the…

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The Mentally Ill & Society

  I’m a human being Just because I’m mentally ill Does not give society the right to Abuse Humiliate Control Or Take away my dignity   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory…

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Child Labor, Illnesses & Lost Childhoods | India’s Tobacco Industry

  Visual Artist and Documentary Photographer Masood Sarwer is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Burning Both Ends’.  To see Masood’s body of work, click on any image.           Murshidabad is situated on the eastern banks of the Ganges…

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  Unable to rest Must keep moving The shakes Own The Body   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations. We are committed…

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  Depression Tighter the vice Squeeze The happiness Out of me   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations. We are committed to…

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  Naked Crunched down on the floor The  Man Is All Alone   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations. We are committed…

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  Slow motion Depression Takes its time Chewing away The happiness   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations. We are committed to…

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  Of course I have Moments when I cry Depression Feeds off The Tears   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations. We…

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  Severe anxiety Eats away Not only the mind But Also The flesh   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations. We are…

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  Be careful Thoughts in our mind Can Sabotage Our Existence     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations. We are committed…

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weeds grow Where are the flowers? I hear a bird sing outside I’m to busy chasing ghosts in my mind confused depressed unable to function another day in bed     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity…

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  the chain turning destroyer mental illness without much effort can ravage a family        Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social…

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He endures antidepressant here benzo there down beers shots of whiskey anxiety beast needs to be fed count the seconds survived another day       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory…

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  panic attack comes to say hello brings gifts of sweating hyperventilating dry -heaves extreme nausea  that lasts for hours or days no relief how can I make it another minute?     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge…

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  How do I find it to write through mental illness? I just put ink to the paper and tap the typewriter keys.   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that…

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  my roommate snores cannot get sleep medication making me sick things not going well   I ask for a new room I’m told: ” ain’t no room changes in the lockup“   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge…

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    another day at the lockup sure glad I’m not outside I would need an umbrella with all the rain I see from the windows I just hate hauling an umbrella maybe 2-3 times in my life I had an umbrella with me   she is quick at her…

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When It Comes | Panic Attacks

  Not sure when it hits I’m calm Then earthquake comes I sit Shake Wait Shake When will it end? Sometimes goes for hours Occasionally days Stuck In a low grade long term panic attack   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE…

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Getting Used To It

  Today Had a discussion with the PA Leave in five more days New medicine seems okay Quiet in the lockup When I came in, it was a full house Going to take a long hot relaxing shower No rush Not much else to do   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Fire burns Anxiety churns Please Help me Escape reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations. We are committed to publishing…

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  Tangled in a web  I try to flee from my demons I ask myself “Am I drifting into insanity?”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious,…

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  3AM Wake up soaking wet 4 days in a row Shivering Medication side effect Causing me to lose more weight     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has…

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  Changing hospital gown Looking in mirror I see a skeleton Lost over 40 lbs Neck bones stick out Still eating very little   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that…

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  The circle spins Nothing helps I sit rotting away in the pit Rats nibbling at my flesh Exposing Depression   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious,…

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  Panic attacks Would come and go I thought this was my life Until Tangled wires in the brain Short circuited Now Constant Shakes Permanently Embedded Nerves Shredded   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is…

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  Medication Time Do not be late Stand in line Same time Everyday 9 am 9 pm     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial,…

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My Unrecognizable Reflection

  Looking into the mirror I see a face Ravaged by illness The happy go lucky attitude gone Unhappiness looks back Cannot force a smile Is this me or a dark illusion?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge…

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  This is the place for rejects The scum of society Nobody going to hold your hand here Keep head down Do as told Ask for nothing Receive just the basics Yes This is the place for rejects   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF…

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    Days are a struggle I like sleep Time to rest Downtime Again Wake up to the struggle   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political,…

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    Sometimes It becomes so dam hard The weight Sinks me into the ground   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations.…

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    It takes a tremendous amount of endurance to live with mental illness. Others see weakness, but they are too blind to appreciate the tenacity.   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent…

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Giving In For Better Quality Of life

    He suffered 5-6 panic attacks a day For over 50 years Nervous system worn out He capitulated and went on medication     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform…

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Locked In

  This time the depression Holds me tight Like a vice Alone Again Tonight I continue to fight   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial,…

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  Stuck with glue Thoughts will not move What can I do? Just suffer Wait for time to pass   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political,…

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Resound Meditation Gong By Harijiwan CD | Are You Having Trouble Falling Asleep?

    I meditate with this CD before going to bed, starting to fall asleep within around 20 minutes, and then sleep like a rock. “In Yogic Science, The sound of the gong can re-pattern the gray matter of the brain, help eliminate diseased cells in the body and balance the chakras.”…

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Unstoppable

    I cry Sometimes I can flood the driest desert with my tears It feels good to cry It feels bad when I cry Why do I feel this way? Depressed The tears are in control I just follow and submit To this powerful emotion   Copyright© Edge of…

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  I’m waiting patiently Here it is coming around again I reach out to catch No It passes me by Laughing all the way Another missed opportunity To regain my sanity   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of…

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  My brain will not comply Trying desperately to push out thoughts Not succeeding It is a war Negative thinking again wins the battle Another awful day Suffering from anxiety Panic attacks & shaking   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE  …

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    Flood gates open Anxiety sucks the happiness from me The pain pushes all my emotion buttons Medication not working I suffer alone No place to hide   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is…

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Relief. Where Is It?

  I do not think I will ever feel right My nervous system is fried Each day the same Living in pain Sitting in bed Praying for a change   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine…

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Juggling Thoughts

  Today I remember yesterday One after another Thoughts Pop up Unfortunately Today I also have the reality of the struggle Controlling my depression   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform…

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Smother

  Alone The depression beast wraps It sides around a thick dark cloud Quickly I’m overwhelmed with emotions Unable to move from my chair Paralyzed The counting now begins Seconds Minutes Hours How long will this attack last?     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   More On Peeling…

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  Her anxiety Always Leads Her To believe A Problem will become A Complete disaster   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations.…

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Bishnu Goenka Reporting From Kolkata | Coronavirus’ Days

  Street Photographer Bishnu Goenka is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Pandemic: Streets Of Kolkata’.  To see Bishnu’s body of work, click on any photograph.       While the nation dwells with the virus, people slowly have started adjusting to the…

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Confinement

  Photographer Kathleen Meier is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘HUIS CLOS’.  To see Kathleen’s body of work, click on any image.           The series Huis clos confronts us with a suggestive confinement. What happens in us when…

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Why Are The Wealthy So Scared?

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema     “We are all a paycheck away from homelessness!” Said a woman waiting in line next to me.  She was intense, wearing a uniform and ready for a day’s work in a nearby medical office. Living in a hurricane belt I think “We…

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Solo Dwellers

  Photographic Artist  Louise GAN is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the ongoing project ‘Home Alone’.  To see Louise’s body of work, click on any image.       The connection between the documentary’s purpose and its subject I took on this project “Home…

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A Man Named Ricky

  Photographer Agaton Strom is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the series ‘Ricky’.  To see Agaton’s body of work, click on any image.           This is a series of a man I got to know a few years ago. He…

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Designed To Express Insanity | The Lindemann Center

  Documentary and Street Photographer David Horton is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From the project ‘Invisible Wall’.  To see David’s body of work, click on any image.         In 1962, acclaimed architect, Paul Rudolph, began design work on the Erich…

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The Story Of A Free Man Living In A Romania Closed Mine

  Documentary and Street Photographer Oliver Merce is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From his project ‘Juju‘.  To see Oliver’s body of work click on any image.       If someone would do a notoriety ranking of those who live in Anina, Romania, Juju would certainly be ranked first,…

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“…down with anxiety attacks…” The Eternal Euphoria & Construed Illusions – A Photographer’s   Story

  Independent Filmmaker and Photojournalist Ritam Talukdar is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From his ongoing project ‘Forms of Mental Illness‘.  To follow Ritam’s photo journeys click on any image.           We as human beings are never complete even if all of our…

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The Streets, The People & The Stories Under The Glamorous Hollywood Sun

  Photographer Andy Hann is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From his project ‘Welcome to Hollywood‘.  To see Andy’s gallery click on any image.                 There are currently over 46,000 homeless people in LA County. Over 13,000…

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A Dead Kitten, Feces, Fresh & Rotten Food: Life In An Extreme Animal Hoarding   Environment

  Artist and Fine Art Photographer Dave Hebb is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. These images are from his project ‘The Poverty Of Excess‘.  To see Dave’s portfolio click on any image.           My first encounter with an animal hoarding environment was…

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Hazardous Working Environment & Toxic Living Conditions For Dhaka’s Migrants

  Photojournalist Mushfiqul Alam is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.   To see Mushfiqul’s body of work click on any image.                 Living in a Toxic City Climate change is forcing people from the southern part of Bangladesh…

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Prangins Psychiatric Hospital

  Photographer Marie Lise Rossel is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the series ‘Prangins Psychiatric Hospital’.  To see Marie Lise’s body of work, click on any image.         Marie was born in Morges, Switzerland, in 1989. After having followed the curriculum of…

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Causes & Effects

  Photographer Klavdia Balampanidou is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘From Hand to Mouth’.  To see Klavdia’s body of work, click on any image.           The project developed under the need for personal expression through a stressful situation,…

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Anxiety-Depressive Disorder | A Photographer’s Story

  Photographer Sergei Stroitelev is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Blue Dot’.  To see Sergei’s body of work, click on any image.         According to statistics, about 20% of the population in Russia have an anxiety-depressive disorder, and the…

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Edge of Humanity Magazine Contributors’ List 2020

  The Components Of Beauty In Uganda’s Culture   Written by Andronicus Enoch Muwanguzi        “I want you to respect me as a person but please choke, slap, bite, spank, restrain and call me a dirty slut…”   Written by Lay Sion Ng @ Issues Under Tissues  …

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Searching For My Place Of Happiness While Dealing With Depression

  Photographer Arseniy Neskhodimov is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From his personal project ‘Prozac’.  To see Arseniy’s body of work, click on any image.           This is an ongoing project that I started two years ago. I called it Prozac…

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Captivity Within

  Photographer FarZana Akhtar is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Prisoner of Your Own Thought’.  To see FarZana’s body of work, click on any image.     I know “Prison” is a word saying the state of being confined within as a…

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Bipolar Disorder In The Family

  Photographer  Léa Thijs is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the book/project  ‘Safe House’.  To see  Léa’s body of work, click on any image.         Alain Thijs struggled with bipolar disorder for over 20 years, undiagnosed and trying to cope with…

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The Story Of My Life

  Photographer and Artist Jamie House is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the ongoing project ‘I am not the person you see’.  To see Jamie’s body of work, click on any image.     Sam S Hello everyone, I’m Sam, and here is part of…

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Severe Disabilities & Family Struggles The Agent Orange Death Trail

  Commercial Photographer Youngho Kang is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from his project ‘Weapons That Kill The Future‘.  To see Youngho’s gallery of work click on any image.         The War, as we know it, has ended…

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Documentary Photography – ER @ Katutura State Hospital, Namibia

  Documentary Photographer & Journalist Anna Tervahartiala is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From her project “Where Laughter Turns To Tears“. To see Anna’s gallery of projects click on any image.     Where Laughter Turns to Tears tells a story of the Casualty Ward of Katutura…

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