Winter time, especially with the intense festive holidays and the arrival of seasonal affective disorder, can bring a lot of us down. For others, it's a lifelong battle. So, in what ways can photography help you battle through depression?
I am sure many of you will have noticed people around us, both in real life and online, bringing awareness to how difficult winter period can be for some, especially in and around Christmas. Unfortunately, for others it's an ongoing fight to get through every day, regardless of the season. Greg Sheard from Sheard Photography shares his experiences and thoughts on using photography as a medium to help him find peace and bliss during the darkest of times.
It's not always about becoming the best of the best or earning a top dollar, in moments like this, photography instead becomes something more personal and meaningful. Whether it helps you connect with others in a way you otherwise wouldn't, or maybe it gives you a definite goal of traveling somewhere, even if it's just a morning walk to get you out of the bed, it's something you can hold onto and focus on, and let the rest of the world switch off around you.
If you have any advice or thoughts on using photography as a way to cope with depression, or other mental health issues, please share it with us, and as Sheard puts it, " if it could help just one person then for me it would be a success."