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.

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.

About this photo: “I wrote this quote when I posted this photograph to my blog, ‘Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul’. 

This amazing girl in the photograph is my friend and muse. I am so happy that we have met through photography and have really become good friends. Her blue eyes always inspire me to photograph.”

Find more from Teija at her blog.

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2 responses to “I Get Stars In My Eyes”

  1. Robert Crisp Avatar
    Robert Crisp

    Wonderful. Her blog is equally so.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Paula Jennings Avatar

    wonderful photo. Your friend is beautiful! So good to have a special friend to be there for our joys and our heartaches.’

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