Broken Light Exhibit

This photograph was taken last night at the opening reception for Broken Light Collective's first live exhibit, "From Darkness to Light." It was held at Fountain Gallery, the premier venue in New York City for artists with mental illness. The event was a huge success! Many people came out to celebrate Broken Light Collective and view... Continue Reading →

Thread of Light; Thailand

  Photo taken by n23art. I have suffered from depression most of my life, although I didn't realise it until my mid 20's. Most of the time it's manageable but there's been a few times in my life when it has hit me very hard. I'm from the UK but I've been living in Asia for the last... Continue Reading →

Masquerade; Beguiling

Photo taken by Stephanie Cook,  Muse & Sparrow Photography. Knoxville, TN Depression and anxiety have been dark acquaintances of mine since I was a child.  I have always felt like the one on the outside looking in at the world, hiding myself away from the hurt and pain, not realizing I was building a wall between... Continue Reading →

Final Descent

This photo was taken several weeks ago from an airplane. I was filled with anxiety about the journey, and haunted by my ever-present depression. Looking down, the world was just a blur of lights. Everyone an individual, but from that vantage point they were all one; a small part of a whole brilliant lightscape. I... Continue Reading →

Living Life in the Slow Lane

Photos taken by Borderline Rigamarole. The title of my photo series is "Living Life in the Slow Lane (Social Anxiety Disorder)" from California. Your mind is something that can be used to plan and build the most beautiful things in the world, and also the very same thing that can torment you. I took these... Continue Reading →

ChainLinkedUp

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: This bird was kind enough to let me get close enough to ponder before taking to the air. The juxtaposition of the chain-link fence with the bird taking flight implies a seemingly contradictory... Continue Reading →

Shattered

I have a form of bipolar that is pretty indescribable, which is why they call it NOS, Not Otherwise Specified. It's a fragile place to live. About this photo: I'm not sure why, but this drinking glass shattered spontaneously in my husband's hand when he removed it from the cabinet the other night. It was sudden,... Continue Reading →

Life From Above

There is something different about looking at the world from above. A distance that is all too familiar when you live with severe depression, anxiety, or bipolar; or all of the above. Everyone else is part of a nameless, faceless world that is moving on beneath you, without even a glance. I shot almost exclusively... Continue Reading →

Volcanoes of Guatemala

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom: Eight years ago after the birth of my first child Max I knew something was terribly wrong. Not with my newborn son. He was healthy and as beautiful as can be. Instead, something was wrong with me. I began to suffer terrible insomnia, constant anxiety and worry and loss of appetite.... Continue Reading →

Close But Far Away (Photo Challenge: Through)

Sometimes, many times, I'm present, but I feel like I'm a world apart. Like I am looking at the world through foggy gray glasses of depression. Like life around me is really just a movie on celluloid playing out before me. Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. Please submit today.

Splash of Color

I suffer from severe depression and have been extremely agoraphobic for over a year now, so I am in my home almost all of the time. Somehow spring arrived early unbeknownst to me. Yesterday, after much urging by my husband and the people on the TV, I went outside. It was only for about three... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Darkness

Photo taken by Alice. I'm a woman in my late forties, who has worked constantly since I was 18. I have a young son and a dog, and we live near a castle in England. I have a recent diagnosis of "cyclothymia" - supposedly a "mild" form of Bipolar Disorder - but this is only the latest (and... Continue Reading →

Cityscape

The city can be a big and scary place, but it can also be a beautiful one, especially when viewed from a distance. Bipolar disorder can be the same way; a huge overwhelmingly scary, totally unpredictable, but sometimes beautiful seeming mess. To submit your photos to the Broken Light Collective, see submissions or click follow.

Displacement

Photo taken by Giuliano Saade: I have had anxiety and panic attacks for the last 8 years of my life and I manage it by trying to live one day at a time (medication helps of course). I'm 42 and I live in São Paulo, Brasil. I work as a film director in advertising and I... Continue Reading →

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