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 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. It’s so much more than just taking pictures to her, it’s a coping mechanism.

About this photo: “I know this is really just a photo of some words I have written down in honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month but, I feel like I need to share this with the community. I hope these words can reach someone who needs it.

Find more from Morgan at her blog.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our resources page or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for free, confidential assistance, 24/7


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5 responses to “Words Of Encouragement”

  1. I Mean Well. Avatar
    I Mean Well.

    This photo that I took being shared today has even greater meaning than it had before. Today, I’m mourning the loss of one of my role models, Chris Cornell. His music has impacted me greatly throughout my life. Finding out that he committed suicide is a hard pill to swallow. People closest to him are speaking out about how he showed no signs of even being depressed…
    I’m writing this now just urging people to speak out if they are suffering. You are not alone. You are not weak for reaching out. If you need to vent to someone, I am always here to lend a listening ear. Do not suffer quietly.


  2. god[isms] Avatar

    Thanks for sharing.
    I needed to hear these words today…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. daveyone1 Avatar

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..


  4. maureenjenner Avatar

    Recording feelings in words or photographs is a positive step – like stepping stones across the turbulent streams of life.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. maureenjenner Avatar

    Reblogged this on Musings of a Penpusher and commented:
    Recording thoughts and words in a visual form can be the first steps to a more positive way of looking at life.


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