Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo by CarespinI am a 27 year old research assistant in the field of Nutritional Sciences in the state of New Jersey. I do not have a diagnosed mental health illness but was with someone for many years who I did not find out had severe chronic depression until after we parted. The emotional scars I was left were difficult to deal with but I have since then come a long way. Coming from the other side of being affected by mental health illness I want to show my support for raising awareness about mental health illness. People can cope, and should not be afraid to seek help. 

About this photo: Gardens can be a place to find some serenity and most of the time we think of visiting them during the Spring, and the summer, perhaps even during the fall. It was nice to visit this garden during the winter in twilight. It helped ease my winter blues. The sun simply hovered over the trees and twigs casting the sky brightly and everything else dimly lit. Things might seem to be distorted at times, without any logical reason, but nature can help ease those frustration knowing that it too goes through seasonal changes (the ups and downs). There’s beauty in every emotion, every season, whether we feel up (and look to the bright sky) or down (and look to ground not wanting to keep going). Nature is always there. For my pictures I mostly use my iphone and the app camera+. 

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2 responses to “Garden of Serenity”

  1. laurenmartin33 Avatar

    I really love your picture and admire you for participating and standing up for something that you yourself don’t have.


    1. Carespin Avatar

      Thank you. I hope to show my support any way I can.


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