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.

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Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with depression and generalized and social anxiety disorders.

About these photos: “I suffer from severe depression, and when I feel at the edge of darkness, there are times when I want to be swept out to sea or sink to the bottom, while other times being out in nature helps me to find a little balance. I love the sights, the smells, the sounds. I also enjoy taking pictures and being part of a community like Broken Light with other people who are in similar places.


**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions.

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9 responses to “The Edge of Darkness”

  1. sarahlindalaw Avatar

    Congratulations!!! I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. The link to your blog is tagged in my post! 🙂 Have a great day!



  2. Forest So Green Avatar
    Forest So Green

    Great post.


  3. mhdriver Avatar

    It is good that you got out to take these marvelous photographs. good job


  4. katcares4u Avatar

    Reblogged this on katcares4u and commented:
    I can so relate to this. I have said something like this before. It is true nature really can bring you outside of the darkness you just can’t allow the darkness to claim you.


  5. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    I have MDD and GAD too and I can really relate to your photop of slipping into the darkness.


  6. holley4734 Avatar

    I like this series alot! http://holley4734.wordpress.com/


  7. Sam Spencer Avatar

    Thanks . . . absolutely deep & wonderfully beautiful . . .


  8. Judy Avatar


    Really like the composition of these photos, especially the top one.



  9. Jessica Avatar

    These photos are beautiful and I feel like I can relate to you. Sometimes I fall so low I wonder if I will ever get up, and then something I just can’t believe happens and suddenly I feel like I’m going to be alright. I go back and forth on this and I’m still looking for a good balance, but I know I’m on my way and I’m making progress.
    Great pics!


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