Adam concept photo

"Never put yourself in a situation where you have to shoulder the burden alone."

About Adam Hague:

I am a self-employed Conceptual Artist/Photographer from Brunei. The majority of my works are self-portraits incorporating surreal concepts with very real issues. I’m also currently doing wedding photography full time.

(the image above was created by Adam for the campaign)

Adam’s Story

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What was the major turning point in your recovery from depression?

The major turning point for me was when I realized I was going through a cycle of going to bed unhappy or unsatisfied with my day, and then dreading waking up the next day because it was going to be a repeat of the same situation. It felt like I was trapped in a cage that wasn’t even locked – a cage that I could actually exit from, I just didn’t know how or was too scared.  

What are some things that really helped?

The support of loved ones:

  • No better cure or comfort in this world than knowing I have the support of my loved ones and close friends.

GOD:

  • I’m not the most religious person and I try not to talk about religion too much. But I’m a strong believer of ‘If GOD intends good for someone, he inflicts trials’.

Photography: 

  • I use photography to channel my frustrations and emotions. Sometimes it’s easier than talking.

Sports/Keeping Active:

  • I find long runs at the beach to be very calming. I also enjoy doing Crossfit; it helps me discover my abilities/potential that I never thought possible. I’m grateful to the crossfit community at ‘Crossfit 673 Jerudong’ and ‘Team Believe.’

What advice would you give to other guys fighting depression?

Never put yourself in a situation where you have to shoulder the burden alone. We are human, we are meant to have feelings. Talk to someone about what you are going through.  Find positive things/activities to do and channel your energy and emotion into it. Depression is NOT a sign of weakness… ever!

Adam Hague, conceptual self portrait artist and photographer based out of Brunei and the UK  facebookHeadsUpGuys InstagramFlickr

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