Shattered

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing and art, and escapes reality by reading or being among trees. About this photo: “This photo was taken on a walk in LaCrosse, WI with my daughter.  She visits once a year... Continue Reading →

Faith, Hope, and Purpose

Please welcome first-time contributor Helene, a woman living in the greater Philadelphia area who has struggled with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. She recently found peace with her diagnoses and has felt led to share about her struggles to encourage others who suffer from mental illness, especially those who suffer silently. About this photo: “I took this picture in 2004... Continue Reading →

Like Blood In My Veins

Please say hello to first-time contributor Britta Froehling, a 39-year-old woman living in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Britta was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders, but has overcome most of these afflictions, and found better ways to express herself and to deal with life's joys and sorrows. About this photo: "This photo was taken... Continue Reading →

Bipolar Brain

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... Continue Reading →

Keeping The Feelings In

Please offer a warm welcome first-time contributor Zoe, a 14-year-old second generation Broken Light Collective contributor. Zoe has experienced ADD and periods of mild depression. She became interested in photography in 2012. Zoe mostly uses herself as her model and takes self portraits to express feelings or concepts that she wants to communicate. Photography is one coping mechanism she uses during... Continue Reading →

Liquid Light

Photo by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it, even... Continue Reading →

The Obsessive-Compulsive Dynamic

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within... Continue Reading →

Car Play

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that photography and digital art were the only ways he knew how to relieve stress in a healthy manner, he started doing it more often in hopes... Continue Reading →

Wither

Please say hello to first-time contributor Ian Arneson, a 29-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Sterling, Virginia. Ian suffers from severe depression and anxiety, and has for more than ten years now. Embracing the art of photography took him to a whole new place, a new state of mind. It became more than just a... Continue Reading →

A Beautiful Friendship

Please welcome first-time contributor Miranda, a 19-year-old student who has been living with OCD since childhood. Miranda has only recently been diagnosed and begun treatment but it is looking very hopeful, as improvement can already be seen. She has also suffered with depression in the past, but is feeling much happier and optimistic at this point in... Continue Reading →

Poppy – In Commemoration of the Fallen of WW1

Please say hello to first-time contributor Andy Humphreys, a 59-year-old disabled amateur photographer who resides in Lancashire, UK. 40 years ago, Andy began a series of unsuccessful surgeries to remove infected apocrine glands and tissue. This was later diagnosed as Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a little understood debilitating skin condition thought to be due to an auto-immune reaction.... Continue Reading →

Adventure

Please say hello to first-time contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of a loved one, rejection, or anything that triggers feelings of low self-esteem can lead to a difficult time ahead. Lately, he is rediscovering the joy... Continue Reading →

The Paths We Choose

Please welcome first-time contributor Anjum Singhania. Anjum suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His challenges often lead him to feelings of anxiety and contemplation as to why he is unable to concentrate on things that are important. He is trying everyday to overcome his inabilities. Writing, music and photography give him solace.About this photo: "This photo is a testimony to my... Continue Reading →

Amongst The Rubble

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Standing (or sitting) amongst the chaos. Be the red chair. There is an old deserted church in our neighborhood, Pleasant Grove Baptist. It has a castle-like, crumbling exterior. I had been building the nerve to take a peak... Continue Reading →

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