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: “This is somehow a really dear photograph to me. Many times when I feel sad I look at this picture. It gives me comfort. And I think we all are little divided.

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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13 responses to “Divided”

  1. meticulousmick Avatar

    Beautifully sad, heart wrenching. MM 🍀


  2. Developing A New Image Avatar

    Teija….Beautiful image that reflects such despair! Great visual of something we don’t talk about enough………thanc


  3. ARK Avatar

    very beautiful.


    1. moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you ARK! 🙂


  4. nciteful Avatar

    Beautiful and thought provoking.


  5. Green Cathedral of South Africa Avatar

    Reblogged this on My Choice and commented:
    Beautiful portrait!!!


  6. sakshee97 Avatar

    This picture is so intense. it speaks for itself.


    1. moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Sakshee!


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