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 taken by Reverine, 21, living in the UK. She has dealt with depression in the past and has people close to her suffering.

About this photo: A few years ago I used to be depressed a lot and would often escape into fantasy worlds of stories and imagination, things that helped to shape my creative vision. So I would definitely advise everyone to try and do art – any kind, no matter how crap you think you are. Some people close to me also suffer/ed from depression and mental illness which is even more painful especially as you can empathise but can’t help unless they decide to help themselves first…   

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7 responses to “Dancing in the Forrest”

  1. Emily Sheehan Avatar
    Emily Sheehan

    I love the light in this photo…..and the words were so true.


  2. mikojose Avatar

    I really agree with this post. Arts therapy can really help people suffering from depression.

    Good photo, btw. I like how the gloom of the sky is in contrast with the lady.


  3. megahloo Avatar

    I love the contrast. She may feel full of darkness or empty of light, but she is the brightest part of this image!


  4. laviebohemeart Avatar

    Art is a big HEALER!!!..


  5. scrapydo Avatar

    I do scrap therapy. Using any kind of art and craft to give outing to emotions that are locked away inside. I do memory healing as it is called


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  7. reverine Avatar

    Hi, thanks for your kind comments everyone 🙂


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