5 Photos Showing Secret Dual Lives of People Living With Mental Illness


Majority of Mental Illness sufferers pretend all is well whenever they are out of their room, but resume back to their state whenever they are behind closed doors. This might not be unconnected to the rampaging manner of mental illness stigmatization. They wouldn’t be blamed for that though, but might deprive them of necessary care.

Mental illness sufferers sometimes cultivate the dual way of life so as to mask their symptoms in order to function in the outside world, said Liz Obert who painstakingly carried out this study on both herself and others.

Liz always lying down and feeling hopeless whenever she returns home, contrary to how she acted outside. She was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder few years ago, reports David Rosenberg 

I hope to give a glimpse to the viewer about the internal lives of people who struggle with disorders that are often misunderstood,” said Liz.

In 2008, she began a series that depict the dual way of live of people living with mental illness including herself. She took the following dual photos showing the dream of each mental illness sufferer, and as well as how they feel in their lonely world.

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8 thoughts on “5 Photos Showing Secret Dual Lives of People Living With Mental Illness”

  1. unfortunately I can’t actually enlarge these images nor read the text below. sort of bad, yeah? I think that’s pretty clutch with this article.

      1. Still can’t enlarge your photos… Would be good of you to post a followup article and link it here. Would also be good for you to include more detail in your postings.

  2. Love the article and photos. I’m a photographer with depression and anxiety disorders. I started The Faces of Depression non-profit to raise awareness about the stigmas that come with mental illness.

    Would love to collaborate.

    1. You are highly welcome Lee. Thanks for being also in the race for the awareness. The editor would love to partner with you on this course. Kindly visit our contact page for how to write to us directly. Thanks i as await your reply.

  3. Nice way to show the real world of depression. …. it’s amazing how many are managing to act in the real world….. in order to be normal…. will love to read more of these conditions and see if I can help others…. as I see here I found a friend of mine suffering of depression and I will love to help hem…. I just don’t know how to…..

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