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.

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: “Sometimes I feel like an observer, watching the darkness take over me. I can see it happening, but I’m powerless to resist it. I’ve had help in limiting the damage of those episodes to others, and recovering from them quickly… but, I can’t stop the clouds from gathering.

Find more from Ali at his blog.


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6 responses to “The Clouds Roll In”

  1. beyondthiscamera Avatar

    That is spectacular…


  2. aliabbasali Avatar

    I’ve written a prose companion piece to the photo on my blog.


  3. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Beautiful photo, thanks, Ali . . hang in there, dude. I know depression sucks ’cause I have it, too . .


  4. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    this photo is absolutely stunning. I too suffer from depression and anxiety. I know exactly that feeling when the dark clouds come rolling in. This photo is amazing.


  5. drcarolinetaylor Avatar

    Beautiful picture.


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