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: “Another photograph which is very dear to me, titled “I might be anyone.” I feel like I am a stranger, who always helps others, and when I am in need of a friend, people do not want to see me. If that makes any sense.”

Find more from Teija at her blog.

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14 responses to “I Might Be Anyone”

  1. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    what an unusual place to photograph a wedding gown! very interesting!

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    1. moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Paula, and the wind was my friend there ❤ Magical moments!

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    1. moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you ocraphotography!

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  2. chiefmadapple Avatar

    Really sad story … :/

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      ❤ Life is sometimes sad, but we just have to keep trying and living ❤

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you 🙂

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Sebastian 🙂

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  3. Nana Avatar

    With the birth of my 3rd child in my twenties, a severe depression sent me into a spiral of hospitalizations years. Beautiful pic.

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      Nana, I am so sorry to hear that… depression is so strange, it can break out in any minute and from all kind of life changes, even after beautiful things like child birth 😦

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      1. Nana Avatar

        So true! Its been years now and I wish I knew then what I do now. =)

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