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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Joshua R Beharry, a 26-year-old man from Vancouver who suffers from depression. Since early 2011, he has made volunteering and advocating for mental health a primary focus of his life. Joshua has experience with anti-stigma, mental health and wellness promotion at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He facilitates a peer-support group, as well as speaks publicly and does interviews and articles in which he shares his story with others to help them learn about depression and mental illness from someone who has lived it.

About this photo: “This was taken in October, during a vacation to Melbourne, Australia. During my trip I had very little issues with my thoughts and emotions. The photo reminds me how far I’ve come in my recovery. I do a lot of advocacy for mental health but it’s nice to know that when I want to I can forget all those experiences and enjoy the moment I’m in.

Find more from Joshua at MHPOV.

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

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4 responses to “Great Ocean Road; Melbourne”

  1. seeker Avatar

    Hi Joshua, fancy meeting you hear. I am from Vancouver. I can relate to your story. Keep being an advocate. Blessings. Seeker

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  2. Epsita Avatar
    Epsita

    Awesome!!

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