Tell Me You Love Me

Photo taken by contributor Cla-c, a 45-year-old wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with Cyclothymia a year ago. She has battled severe depression, paranoia, and fearfulness throughout her life, and has always felt like an outcast. After she lost a much loved cousin to suicide, she knew she had to face her demons. Growing up in... Continue Reading →

A Heart Renewed

Please welcome first-time contributor Matthew Malin, a 23-year-old man who lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Matthew has suffered bouts of depression and anxiety for nearly five years. He uses his writing, photography, and music to share his story of how God brought him out of hopelessness and back into the light. About these photos: "These pictures are just... Continue Reading →

Abuse

Please welcome first-time contributor Logan Pemberton, a man from Eastern Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains. The area in which he lives is typically a very conservative and religious place, and while he personally has nothing against those who identify as either, he has always felt sort of targeted for not fitting that description. Ever since he was... Continue Reading →

Lift Your Spirit Up

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.... Continue Reading →

Catharsis 3

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer Blue, a 53-year-old manic depressive avidly shooting in Los Angeles. Photography has always been her primary art medium because of its immediacy. Her search and creation of decisive moments has been a valuable therapeutic tool. About this photo: “This is image #3 from the Catharsis Series, 2016, a self-portrait.  I am going through some heavy shit... Continue Reading →

The River Flows to the Sea

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties 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... Continue Reading →

Emerging

Photo taken by contributor Sully Sidhe, a woman who struggles with severe anxiety. Sully has a penchant for music and art in all forms, and loves glitter, rainbows, unicorns and the dark side of the moon. About this photo: “This is me. Just me. Emerging. Letting go. Being born again." Find more from Sully on Instagram @sully_sidhe. _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main... Continue Reading →

Free and Complete

Please welcome first-time contributor Natasha, a writer in England with a permanent case of wanderlust who has been living with Bipolar Disorder since its early onset at the age of 14. Natasha is now 30 and weighing up what do with a life regulated mostly by what she describes as med times, magical times, and mad... Continue Reading →

Stand Tall

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences... Continue Reading →

Next Steps

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within... Continue Reading →

Rebirth

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 21-year-old photography student who uses surreal photography as a form of art therapy. Brandon suffers from anxiety and depression, and struggles with the idea of not being in control of the world around him. Within his works, Brandon finds comfort in the idea that he has complete control over the worlds that he creates, and this... Continue Reading →

Springtime Means Hope

Photo taken by contributor Kevin Wayne Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who has suffered with bipolar disorder all his life. He deals with his illness through counseling and photography. While he is out shooting photos, he is able to focus on his subject matter, and concentrate solely on getting a great photo. About this photo: “I recently purchased a new Nikon D3200 dslr... Continue Reading →

Chiaroscuro Cliff

Photo taken by contributor Phedias, a man in his thirties from Nicosia, Cyprus. Phedias battled with anxiety for several years, but is now doing better. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his passion is art. About this photo: “Picture was taken a very calm afternoon at governors beach in Cyprus. The serenity of the landscape inspired me.” _____ **Visit... Continue Reading →

Painful Tear

Photo taken by first-time contributor Annie, a 58-year-old woman from Australia who lives with anxiety, panic disorder, and depression, all of which were diagnosed in 2013. She believes that severe chronic pain has been the catalyst to all of her mental health problems. Annie practices mindfulness weekly as part of her recovery plan. About this photo: "I was editing this... Continue Reading →

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