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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 MBS, a 51-year-old woman from southwest London. MBS has experienced four major depressive episodes in her life. Sometimes she feels well, as if she doesn’t have any mental health difficulties at all. But other times, when circumstances and relationships become difficult, depression can sneak up on her. She has been receiving help to learn to recognise the signs and improve communication when things are tough.

About this photo: “I went out to shoot this picture in the early hours of the morning when this patch of the world is still fast asleep – a time when there should be rest and calm.  It’s also when terrible things like depression can creep up like a thief in the night.”

Find more from MBS at her website.


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7 responses to “Thief In The Night”

  1. Karen Avatar

    Yes, a thief in the night. That road in the night during depression can be very scary. Thanks for capturing it and talking about it.

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  2. Barbara Rath Avatar

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful photo. Hearing the artist’s story makes the photo even more stunning, with its broken center lines and empty cars. Lovely.


  3. Rajiv Avatar

    Is lovely, moody, mysterious..


  4. luro97 Avatar

    Welcome. I have definitely been down this road many times.


  5. Tip Avatar

    Hello and Welcome. What a great photo and title. As luro97 said, I have definitely been down this road many times.


  6. Matt Williams Avatar

    Crisp focus and lovely orange and blue tone! Nice.


  7. roshni Avatar

    thanks for sharing. The photo is beautiful and honest. In solidarity.


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