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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 Joan Currie from San Francisco, California, USA, of Lauren DiMarco.

About this photo: When my husband was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis he sank into a deep depression and decided that life was not worth living. I awoke each morning filled with dread that, perhaps in the night, he had executed one of his many plans to terminate his life and I needed to find his body before my young daughters did.

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6 responses to “Sweet Slumber”

  1. erinelizabeth22 Avatar

    Wow…what a powerful statement. how terrible.

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    1. Satin & Sand Avatar
      Satin & Sand

      Thank you for your comment. This is the first time I have talked about my husband’s suicide period. It lasted for several years and robbed my daughters of the carefree childhood that they so richly deserved.
      Warmly! Joan

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  2. magikdolls Avatar

    Such a sad statement.. I have hair standing straight up on my arms right now.. poor woman.. I am so sorry for her situation.. I can only pray for her husband… 😥

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  3. John Avatar

    Sad statement, beautiful photo.

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  4. beachcomber Avatar
    beachcomber

    Powerful photo reflecting a very sad story. I especially like how you captured the idea of peaceful sleep you craved.

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  5. magicallymad Avatar

    It’s very interesting hearing the other point of view…very happy o see your husband’s suicidal period is over? Best to you & your family.

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