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.

A love story

Photo taken by contributor David Ocampo, a graphic designer, musician and photographer in his twenties from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. The only times when he doesn’t feel the pressure and sadness are when he is creating art and taking photographs.

About this photo: “there’s a person so important in my life, now she’s gone. in all the trips that i’ve had she always has inspired me like no one else. their loss is killing me from the inside. i take this picture, because one day we dreamed that we’re going to live to Praga. that could not be possible now, but its a good thing to remember forever.”

See more from David at his website.


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3 responses to “A Love Story”

  1. Paula Jennings Avatar

    I love your photo. That piece is fascinating. I too use art to help me with my struggles with depression. I have lost many people this year to early deaths and the grief has been so hard to rise above. Until very recently I did not even have much life in me to create anything more than what I had to for assignments with deadlines. Some day we will be reunited with our loved ones when we rise with the Lord for eternity.


  2. lefe Avatar

    great pic…


  3. Liz Gilbert Avatar

    Wonderful photo. Like others, I use art as therapy. The beauty of photography is that there will always be something to shoot. Keep strong and enjoying life!


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