Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Reminder: I Am Not Alone

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 comments on “Reminder: I Am Not Alone

  1. rafalzurawel
    August 18, 2014

    Welcome and gratulations for beautiful picture

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  2. Crooked Tracks
    August 18, 2014

    Your photo makes me smile.

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  3. luro97
    August 18, 2014

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

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  4. spencersamalvin
    August 18, 2014

    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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    • Amanda
      August 19, 2014

      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
    August 18, 2014

    Beautiful detail captured in the butterflys…Karen

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  6. ospiteincallita
    August 18, 2014

    Foto bellissima… Complimenti…. Simo

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  7. Ashley Lily Scarlett
    August 18, 2014

    So beautiful.

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  8. natuglen
    August 19, 2014

    Beautiful!

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  9. fábio
    August 19, 2014

    Hey…beautiful shot! Congratulations.

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  10. Kerry S.
    August 20, 2014

    Backlit butterflies. Beautiful. x

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  11. autisticaplanet
    August 25, 2014

    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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  12. rictandag
    August 30, 2014

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

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  13. dodgysurfer
    October 8, 2014

    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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  14. johngevans13
    February 21, 2015

    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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