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 Sarah, a 23-year-old woman from Connecticut who was diagnosed with bipolar II two years ago. It threw her for a loop and disrupted her life in many ways. She is not where she expected to be, but can honestly say that she is finding peace about that. The peaks and valleys have taught her a lot about life, friends, family, and more importantly… herself. She’s adjusting to a new normal (or more accurately, lack thereof) and finding great release, support, and escape in the blogosphere.

About this photo: “Some of the best anti-depressants are living, breathing, and covered in fur. My dog, Bailey, is always ready to comfort me. I believe he does more for me than any medication ever could. That being said, I do not endorse adopting a dog and quitting your medications and talk therapy. Having them all, as well as a number of other supports, is the ultimate treatment plan. Thank you, Dr. Bailey!”


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5 responses to “Life is Ruff”

  1. scrapydo Avatar

    Awesome, glad there is a bit of comfort.


  2. Unconfirmed Bachelorette Avatar

    I know exactly what you mean. I feel the same about my cats. They should hand puppies and kittens out along with the therapy and meds.


  3. Developing A New Image Avatar

    Oh, how can you not give this a like. Takes the heart away if only for the pulse of a beat, thanx………shalom en theos….jim


  4. Lady Deidre Avatar

    Jesus is a great healer in our family! And Bailey is adorable!
    May God Bless you mightily!


  5. Katherine O. Cooper Avatar

    Oh my goodness..what a cutie, and how wonderful that you are finding some solace in more than one place – do keep up the great work, and work it is! I struggle with depression and resulting anxiety and am so glad to be feeling better these days.

    Oddly enough, we got a puppy a bit over a year ago that looks like your Baily – our Paul is a Pie Bald Daschund – Bailey too?

    Again, keep up the great work and I’m glad for the healing.

    ~ Kate


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