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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 often feel that I am all alone with my thoughts, with my art and with everything. There is so much going on in my head and heart, which I cannot talk about to anyone. Because I am afraid. Afraid that nobody cares or understands. This photo to me is about hope. I am always hopeful. Even when I sometimes feel like the sky is falling on me.”

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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3 responses to “Let The Sky Fall”

  1. rothpoetry Avatar

    I love the sweet photo of hope and beauty! I am glad to hear that you are focusing on hope rather than the many things that could get you down. Don;t give up.

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you, and let me say it is not always easy for me, and some days I am about to giving up… but that hopeful and positive me comes back usually quite quickly. All the best to you!

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  2. Cla-c Avatar

    beautiful photo and wonderful words .Be strong girl .Take it a day at a time ,and do your art .Strongs to you .


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