Photo taken by contributor Lucey Keast, a 20-year-old student photographer from Cornwall, England. She first submitted a photograph to Broken Light during her first year of University when she first got diagnosed with depression and anxiety. She was worried that she would not make it to the end of her degree. However, she is now in her third and final year at University and WILL graduate. It has been tough for her in certain situations, but she has managed to fight her demons and keep going. She can handle her mental health much better now. She still has bad days but she also has good days, and the day she graduates will very much be a good day.
About this photo: “I decided to take the photograph in the shower as, whilst I still get ‘episodes’ of my depression and anxiety I feel that it is not as overwhelming that I am drowning in the feelings. I feel that I am able to control the feelings better now and rather than the feelings drowning me they tend to sit there as a weight on me instead.
I thought a shower was a good way to show this for two reasons. 1) You can control the speed in which the water comes out of the shower, just as I now feel more in control of my feelings. 2) The water falls on top of you and washes over you which is how I feel my emotions are now, they may weigh me down sometimes but, ultimately, they will just wash over me.”
Find more from Lucey at her Facebook page.