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.


Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Dissociation. Annie copes by writing, drawing, reading, meditating, walking when able, and brushing her cat Rumi. She loves photography and feels music is very soothing.

About this photo: “I was choking. I could not get air–no breath. Blacked out on the kitchen floor; was this death? Then…breath. With the aid of my neighbor, a dear friend, paramedics and more arrived quickly. Pain! I’m breathing…Pain! Nothing broken. Pain! Concussion. Pain! Zoe died…I survived.”


One response to “BREATH—less”

  1. Sonyo Estavillo Avatar

    Using creative outlets is a great way to cope with anxiety and depression.


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