Who we are & why we are

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 Cheerios, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I, Bipolar II with psychotic features, and Paranoid Schizophrenia. His first acute episode occurred five years ago at the age of 41. He has always loved photography and would love to share more of his pictures to show others that Mentally Ill people are creative and are able to see, feel and express the beauty of God’s Creation.

About these photos: “The attached photos remind me of how beautiful life really is when you stop and pay attention.”

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12 responses to “Stop and Pay Attention”

  1. odilonvert Avatar

    beautiful, indeed!

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  2. Jonathan Caswell Avatar

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    LADYBUG, LADYBUG, FLY HOME, AFTER BRIGHTENING OUR DAY HERE!!!! 😀

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  3. Rajiv Avatar

    Excellent

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  4. johngevans13 Avatar

    Exquisite beauty!!!

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  5. karen Avatar
    karen

    Beautiful. Thanks!

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  6. segmation Avatar

    Have you ever thought of how Coloring Book Fosters Emotional Healing and art therapy? Nice blog!

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  7. BookOfBokeh Avatar
    BookOfBokeh

    Cherrios, my son is paranoid schizophrenic…I wish he had half as much a command on life and reality as you do! Thank you…you give me hope.

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  8. AJ Avatar

    The tulip picture brightened my day. So beautiful and it seems to shout spring is here!!!

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  9. Frances D Avatar

    Lady bugs are a good omen. Sending good vibes Cheerios way!

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  10. Tiffa Avatar
    Tiffa

    Absolutely stunning work. This man is an amazing photographer.

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  11. A Journey With You Avatar

    Beautiful! I love his mission too! I share a similar vision but with words instead of photographs. Best to you!

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