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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.

Should-Have-Stayed-on-the-Farm

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal with the daily struggles, but sometimes becomes a battle of perfectionism.

About this photo: “Now back in therapy, we are discussing medication again, some I’ve been on before as well as new ones with supposedly fewer side effects. I thought about my past experiences and how the whole thing can be kind of like running in circles.

I found this quote by actress Gene Tierney and it’s exactly what I’ve been thinking. Although I’ve never had shock treatments, living on a farm sounds fantastic.

She said: ‘I ask myself: would I have been any worse off if I had stayed home or lived on a farm instead of shock treatments and medication?’”

Find more from Michael at his blog.

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