False Mirror

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 →

Peacefulness

Photo by 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 challenging times. She... Continue Reading →

Wooded Path

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin who has suffered most of her life with Complex PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She has had many people in her family also struggle with mental health challenges — including anxiety, depression, OCD, and schizophrenia. Three of Lori’s four children also suffer differing combinations of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and possible Bipolar. Lori... Continue Reading →

Dreamscape

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household herself with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our... Continue Reading →

A Peaceful Kentucky

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Nagib Husejnovic, a 61-year-old man from Sarajevo, Bosnia, who is currently living in Florence, Kentucky. Nagib struggles with bipolar disorder and anxiety. He has been battling with the symptoms since his early 20's in his home country of Bosnia. Photography and music are Nagib's best therapy, as it helps... Continue Reading →

I’m In Here, A Prisoner Of My History

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process... Continue Reading →

XIX The Sun

Photo taken by contributor Bridget Walsh Stone, a woman who was diagnosed with Bipolar I and Panic Disorder over 12 years ago. She sees a psychiatrist regularly and takes meds daily. Her prognosis has improved but it is still a daily struggle. Bridget has a B.A. in Visual Art from the University of Illinois in Springfield. Her... Continue Reading →

Still Life

Photo taken by contributor Johanna, a 36-year-old guidance counselor from Finland. She has family members and friends who have suffered or continue to suffer from mental health challenges, such as severe depression and bipolar disorder. Many of her students also have different kinds of mental health issues and as a guidance counselor it is her job to try to... Continue Reading →

Whirlwind of Colour

Photo by contributor Roshni Ravi, a 24-year-old mental health professional based in Bangalore, India. She is interested in the exploration of existential ideas of hope, happiness, meaning, presence and being in therapeutic practice. Roshni also lives with a diagnosis of clinical depression. She finds negotiating her roles as both a mental health service provider and user an empowering and challenging experience. Her... Continue Reading →

Moving Through the Moment

Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very hard. He is originally from the UK, but currently lives in Thailand. About this photo: “Taken in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in July of 2014. It's often tempting to... Continue Reading →

Gift of a Dragonfly

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: "'A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.' ~Dalai Lama As I continue to seek and find the signature of all things, I keep stumbling onto transparency. I very... Continue Reading →

Morning Ritual

Photo taken by 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 is one of my dogs, he... Continue Reading →

Underneath

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength to get her through every day. She has also found art and music to be great healers and outlets for the soul. About this photo: “When... Continue Reading →

The Sign

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

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