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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 contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed this year with Anxiety and Depression. He is an author, a carpenter, and an occasional accountant.

About this photo: “I call this photograph I shall be released.‘ When you know what your triggers are, staying away from them is a type of captivity.

Find more from Ali at his blog.


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10 responses to “I Shall Be Released”

  1. Son of Sharecroppers Avatar
    Son of Sharecroppers

    A very powerful photograph.


  2. aimi Avatar

    Reblogged this on Lost in The World Map.


  3. Lala Rukh Avatar

    This photograph is incredible !


  4. nirmal Avatar

    YOU will emerge as WINNER>Best Wishes for Christmas and New Year.


  5. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Great picture & message- what you say about triggers is true for me, too . . .


  6. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    yes, the photo looks like you are struggling with a monster. great job. I can surely relate to depression and anxiety being a monster that holds me captive.


  7. Paulo Vasco Avatar

    A strong pic!
    So Ali, please be strong to.


  8. Renate Avatar

    This photo is so strong for me.
    I’m dealing with depression now for a few years
    And i try to stay away from my triggers and
    I’m trying to defeat the monster.
    So i can relate to this photo so much


  9. aliabbasali Avatar

    Thank you all for the kind words and support.


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