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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Greg Noble, a 68-year-old Navy veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Greg is a medically retired truck driver who drove 3.5 million miles during his career. After injuring himself on the job and not being able to work any longer, the demons that he had eluded since leaving the Navy and serving three tours in Vietnam, caught up with him. Now that he could no longer work himself to exhaustion, nighttime became a constant nightmare. It wasn’t until six years ago that he was diagnosed with PTSD with a VA rating of 70%. His PTSD manifested as constant depression, anxiety, and reclusion.

About this photo: “Through photography I have found a way to feel alive not to just exist. This photo was taken on the Hat Creek Ridge, Northern California.

Find more from him on his website.


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7 responses to “Hat Creek Ridge”

  1. rothpoetry Avatar

    Beautiful shot!


  2. Karen Avatar

    Thanks for this– amazing sky.


  3. betsyborchardt Avatar


    You’ve captured a truly beautiful and vibrant landscape. And I love the sky. I’ve never seen photography so full of life. I’m happy to know that you’ve found an avocation that has given you new life and meaning after thr suffering you’e gone through with PTSD. Thank you for your service to our Country.


    Liked by 1 person

    1. autisticaplanet Avatar

      Yes, thank you for your service to our country.


  4. BookOfPain Avatar

    Dude, great shot! Sorry they put you through that.


  5. Mitch Elder Avatar

    This is beautiful. Great work!


  6. iampeacenow Avatar

    So beautiful. I am glad you found photography and glad you shared.


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