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 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 life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last four years. Before her partner’s accident, she had made up her mind and quit her day job to pursue being a photographer. Now she is working on making her dream a reality.

About this photo:

“My darling

My biggest supporter, in life and in photography

We have been through sad times

Life changes

But we got each other

That is what matters

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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8 responses to “My Darling”

  1. emanemani Avatar

    Beautiful is too small a word for this.


    1. moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Emanemani ❤


      1. emanemani Avatar

        Thank you for sharing 🙂


  2. Pictures of Cities Avatar

    Well done Teija, this is a very meaningful picture and pure source of motivation!


    1. moodphototeija Avatar

      ❤ it is so nice to hear that, thank you!


  3. Rachel Avatar

    Keep enjoying photography Teija, this is lovely, and your words are so important.


    1. moodphototeija Avatar

      Rachel, thank you so much ❤


  4. Ceudah Avatar

    photography would be a good theraphy for you. I am sure…


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