Reflecting at Sunset

Photo taken in upstate New York by a woman who suffers from major depressive disorder. She is married with one child, and loves to photograph them and anything else she sees through her lens. About this photo: “When I'm depressed, I'm in my own world, even if I don't want to be. I always want to be... Continue Reading →

Photographic Surreal Impressionism

Photo taken by Taylor J. a 27-year-old contemporary photographic artist located near Nashville, Tennessee. Originally a commercial photographer he became unfulfilled by his work and decided drop everything and pursue a career in the fine arts. After some time shooting nature and urban scenes Taylor again felt unsatisfied by his work. Wanting to create photographs that where... Continue Reading →

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: "This is a submission for both Broken Light Collective, and Unmasked, a project that encourages people to come out about their diagnoses to help fight stigma. It is hard for me to put... Continue Reading →

Moroccan Henna

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her... Continue Reading →

Starry, Starry Night

Photo taken by Luis Rosado, a Floor Supervisor and Lighting Technician of a film equipment rental house. He has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, and has been sober for 4 years from an alcohol problem that lasted over 20 years. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to... Continue Reading →

Beauty in Imperfection

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and diving. She has a personal blog that contains inspirational and travel photos, as well as a professional blog. Though she is very proud of being licensed counselors for both... Continue Reading →

Silence and Awe

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman located in Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6 years old. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love of photography,... Continue Reading →

Over the Rainbow

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from major depressive disorder and anxiety. Photography is something she has played with for many years, and now after years of fighting it, she is trying to teach herself the art of post production. It has been challenging, but she is actually starting to really enjoy the creativity and... Continue Reading →

Gratitude

Photo taken by a 32-year-old woman who suffers from bipolar-related depression and agitation. About this photo: “When I see pumpkins and gourds together like this, it reminds me of family. Not just because of the holiday, but because they are all different, but somehow work together. I know I am not the easiest person to be... Continue Reading →

Reflection

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her... Continue Reading →

The Sea Spell

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional "gunk." For her, it's photography, and diving. She has a personal blog that contains inspirational and travel photos, as well as a professional blog. Though she is very proud of being licensed counselors for both... Continue Reading →

Weathering Life’s Storms

Photo taken by autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She’s had a... Continue Reading →

The Light in the Darkness

Photo taken by Luis Rosado, a Floor Supervisor / Lighting Technician of a film equipment rental house. He has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, and has been sober for 4 years from an alcohol problem that lasted over 20 years. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to... Continue Reading →

Determination

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. She is a wife and mother who enjoys capturing her reality through photos. She finds pleasure in all types of photography, including documentary style, portrait, long exposure, and abstract. She especially loves photographing kids and animals. About this photo: “I took this photograph... Continue Reading →

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