Through The Lens – an initiative by the non-profit Broken Light Collective – is a cross-platform mental health awareness campaign that will run from May 1st-31st for Mental Health Month. The campaign features a series of videos (3 minutes or less) created by Broken Light Collective contributors from around the globe, all of whom have been affected by mental illness. The videos show people who are struggling that they are not alone, and serve as a reminder that mental illness is just a small part of an individual. Many of these videos also give a glimpse into the therapeutic power of photography. Above all, these inspiring videos give a real face to mental illness… many different real faces in fact, and voices, and stories, and by doing so are raising awareness and fighting the stigma associated with mental illness.
Through The Lens videos, along with mental health awareness information and news, will be posted starting today on Broken Light Collective’s YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and even now on Instagram. View and share the videos…
Thank you to all of the contributors for the amazing videos we have gotten so far, and for taking a moment to speak your truth. Your story matters, and together we are changing perspectives, inspiring people, and helping save lives.
Want to get involved? There’s still time to submit a video & be a part of this campaign!
Through The Lens video guidelines:
And with that… Through The Lens is live! Check out the 1st video: Kyle on Photographing Through Anxiety!