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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.

Photo by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways existing or deluding himself rather than really living life. He has since stabilized, and discovered what is good for him, such as creativity, and what he should avoid. His bipolar has led him to experience periods of immense joy and at other times wondering why the world is so crazy. Mostly, he treasures those close to him who have supported him and shown him that the world is really worth sticking around for.

About this photo: “Bit like my brain sometimes – lots going on. Long exposure on a bridge near the Southbank. Like the colours and arches.”

Find more from Matt at his blog.


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6 responses to “Bipolar Brain”

  1. Hank shaw Avatar
    Hank shaw

    wonderful image

    Liked by 2 people

  2. blueribbonfair Avatar

    Very good photo that fits “bipolar.”


  3. gregmercer601 Avatar

    Reblogged this on Big Red Carpet Nursing and commented:
    The photographer notes that this pic reminds him of his manic mind. Reminded me of mania too: pop! zip! whoosh! Lots of energy and spark, but order? Less…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. katgalaxy8606 Avatar

    This is just what I’d imagine as well. 🙂


  5. glenn2point0 Avatar

    Better to be diagnosed early I think. Great image!


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