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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Amanda Sapp, a 36-year-old single mom residing in Alma, GA. Amanda has suffered with severe depression for many years and was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder. She is struggling to accept the life changing diagnosis and to adjust to new meds and a new normal.

About this photo: “I took this photo while on vacation in Pine Mountain with the one person who believed in me and loved me when I wasn’t well enough to believe in and love myself. It reminds me that no matter how much my illness makes me isolate that I am not alone. It reminds me that with the right support, I am strong enough to keep fighting.”

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15 responses to “Reminder: I Am Not Alone”

  1. rafalzurawel Avatar

    Welcome and gratulations for beautiful picture

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  2. Crooked Tracks Avatar
    Crooked Tracks

    Your photo makes me smile.

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  3. luro97 Avatar

    Greetings. Wonderful words and a beautiful image to go with it. Thank you for the post.

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  4. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Lovely picture, Amanda,thanks, and great story . . I. too, recently discovered that I’m Bipolar II, and this was after many yrs. of being diagnosed as, and thinking that I was only depressed . . the new diagnosis has been quite a revelation . . hang in there as I’m doing here . . I know it’s not easy . . Sam

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    1. Amanda Avatar
      Amanda

      Thanks Sam. It was a devastating diagnosis for sure but I know that I have to find a way to accept it, live with, and stay healthy. Thank you for the kind words.

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  5. idoartkarenrobinson Avatar

    Beautiful detail captured in the butterflys…Karen

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  6. ospiteincallita Avatar
    ospiteincallita

    Foto bellissima… Complimenti…. Simo

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  7. natuglen Avatar
    natuglen

    Beautiful!

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  8. fábio Avatar

    Hey…beautiful shot! Congratulations.

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  9. Kerry S. Avatar
    Kerry S.

    Backlit butterflies. Beautiful. x

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  10. autisticaplanet Avatar
    autisticaplanet

    I love butterflies. They are fragile, but determined creatures. Having faith in God, the One who heals, will help you. He has radically changed my life for the better. 2 Corinthians 5:17 is a verse I like to call “The butterfly verse”. It says that if a man is in Christ (has accepted Him), he is a new creation. Slowly, He will help you learn to live life effectively with Bipolar as He has done with me and autism..and my mom’s recent death.

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  11. rictandag Avatar

    Reblogged this on Rictandag's Blog and commented:
    such an important and empowering message

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  12. dodgysurfer Avatar

    Very honest and powerful words. I’m sure your soul friend will be as touched by this as others who owe a debt of gratitude to the ones that stuck by them when they no longer believed in themselves. Stunning photo.

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  13. johngevans13 Avatar

    Simply a lovely photo!! You must press onward as your gifts are with the camera….keep up the great work and always remain creative! Blessings!

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