Silenced Inner Child

Photos taken by contributor Danielle who is on the bipolar spectrum. She is attempting to photograph her moods weekly throughout 2014. About these photos: "I recently acquired these old dolls and I can't stop photographing them. They say so much without even saying a word." _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions. *Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail notifications.

Atomistic

Photo taken by contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed last year with Anxiety and Depression. He is an author, a carpenter, and an occasional accountant. About this photo: “This one is called Atomistic -  We don't live in a vacuum. Our interactions with others affect them, and affect us. Sometimes it... Continue Reading →

To the Sea

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

At the Mercy of the Sea

Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression and OCD. For many years she struggled without understanding what was happening. Eventually she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist, who then referred her to a psychiatrist. One of the factors that contributed to her depression was years of abuse as a child. Michelle writes, blogs... Continue Reading →

Smoke Screen

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women,... Continue Reading →

Setting Sail

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household herself with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our... Continue Reading →

Amidst the Storm

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments. The relationship has since ended but that experience has changed her perspective of mental illness. She will forever... Continue Reading →

Juxtaposition

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has battled severe depression on and off for many years, as well as insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks and more. She enjoys writing and taking photos through her many ups and downs. About this photo: "I took this photograph of a woman I love dearly. The "veins" were created using photos... Continue Reading →

Body Dysmorphia

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right around the time when she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Things that were once easy became impossible for her. Getting dressed in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Fire

Photo taken by a first-time contributor from Warsaw, Poland. She is an amateur photographer who experienced depression after her fiancé passed away from cancer. About this photo: "This photo was taken in my apartment. I used an opened Physalis husk, together with cut twigs that a neighbor gave me in autumn from her garden, to create a "fire." In my native... Continue Reading →

Abandoned

Please welcome first-time contributor Tara, a mom in her mid-30's who struggles with depression and anxiety. Mental health issues have always played a role in her life, beginning in childhood with a schizophrenic relative, and later another close family member struggling with incorrectly treated depression and anxiety. Tara never realized that mental health issues affected her photography until she... Continue Reading →

My Darling

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her... Continue Reading →

Cold

Photo taken by contributor Sarah, a 21-year old student who has struggled with generalized anxiety for most of her life and panic attacks since the beginning of college. She has long used photography as a way to focus and calm herself during panic, as well as a spiritual practice. She is inspired by the work... Continue Reading →

Connection to the Past

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “I am a sentimental old fellow. I am blessed to have many tools and such that belonged to my dad and my granddad. I even carry the name of both of them... Continue Reading →

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