Flying Thoughts

Photo taken by contributor Sophie, a woman who was born in Belgium on Woodstock day in 1969. Sophie is mom to a wonderful boy who has been diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum. After graduating with a Master’s of Science in Mass Communication from Boston University in 1994, she worked for 18 years with major global leaders in... Continue Reading →

Trapped Light Within

Photo taken by contributor Keith, a photographer who has struggled with depression. Keith has spent the last year working on a 365 project, sharing one photo per day for 365 days. Through working on this project he has come to accept and understand his struggles with depression. For a long time he believed his mood swings and inability to connect with others... Continue Reading →

Intense Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Paula, a woman who has been successfully living with Bipolar II for three decades. Paula finds comfort and support in her faith, CBT, friends and her kitties. Spending time outside in beautiful Wisconsin, while practicing Mindfulness, has been essential in her recovery. She thrives in Wisconsin. About this photo: "This photo is evocative.... Continue Reading →

Imprisoned

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After a suicide attempt nearly ended his life at age 20, he became dedicated to understanding what led him to such a decision, and more importantly... Continue Reading →

The Black Swan

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age four, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. During her teen years, she began noticing extreme mood swings, manic one moment and depressed the next, and... Continue Reading →

Just Breathe

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and mental health advocate. About this photo: “Sometimes, no matter how difficult things feel, you have to just stop, look up, and breathe." More from Danielle on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & her articles/interviews. _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main... Continue Reading →

Outsider

Please welcome first-time contributor Emma, a 43-year-old woman struggling with severe depression, an anxiety disorder, and borderline symptoms. As a teenager she had an eating disorder, and in her thirties she was hospitalized several times for suicidal feelings. Emma will soon complete a very painfully-won doctorate, but despite this achievement she still struggles daily to believe that... Continue Reading →

Life Gets Better

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of 10, and it has been a battle ever since. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional love and acceptance from someone. Morgan thinks very passionately about photography.... Continue Reading →

Dear Universe

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 →

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