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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 taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After a suicide attempt nearly ended his life at age 20, he became dedicated to understanding what led him to such a decision, and more importantly how he could gain control of himself and his life to ensure it would never happen again. He published a book in 2012 titled, This is How it Feels: a memoir of attempting suicide and finding life. He is a member of The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and regularly speaks everywhere from libraries to state conferences sharing his story and the steps he took to move forward.

About this photo: “I may never know where my road will take me, but I promise to never stop walking no matter how hard it gets.”

Find more from Craig at his website


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7 responses to “Walk On”

  1. Open Up Life Avatar
    Open Up Life

    Great shot!

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  2. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    i feel the hint of green…is growth…a feeling of merging…


  3. chrisrenney Avatar

    Walking into the unknown from out of the known takes great courage. An excellent image with a positive message.

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  4. hank shaw Avatar
    hank shaw

    very nice. i like the clean outline of the man and umbrella vs. the wildness of the rest of the image. very effective.

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  5. quirkygirl98 Avatar

    Absolutely stunning in an eerie, mysterious way.

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  6. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Wow, Craig, your life story is a powerful testament for those like myself who have been where you are as well as encouragement to not give up. God makes His Strength made perfect in our weakness. It looks like He has done wonders for and with you. Your image is compelling and very beautiful. It shows a person determined not to give up, esp. when the road is cold, damp and the horizon is limited. Perhaps we would all do better not thinking so far ahead as we don’t know what will come then. Today’s cares are enough for today. Consider entering this in a contest. I think someone would love to hang it on their wall. 🙂


  7. Maria Marino Avatar

    Love this! So powerfully beautiful and inspirational.


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