Isolation

Photo taken by Sabrina, a photographer based in Toronto, Canada. Sabrina has struggled with depression for over ten years. Six years of denial and another four years of antidepressants, social isolation, and relationship challenges. It wasn't until she realized anxiety as a major factor that she managed to start properly dealing with the issues. It's... Continue Reading →

Emerging From the Darkness

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “These days it seems that my life is emerging from the darkness and scratching the surface of light. Will I break through my walls and make it through to the other side? ” _____ **Visit Broken Light’s... Continue Reading →

Hidden

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences... Continue Reading →

War Paint

Please welcome first-time contributor Shannon Kane, a 20-year-old photography undergraduate currently in the second year of her degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Shannon was first diagnosed with anxiety at the age of 12, when she was ordered out of school for six months. Shortly after, she dropped out of school for good as she dealt with her depression,... Continue Reading →

Beneath The Side Effects

Photo by contributor Brandy, a 37-year-old Certified Veterinary Technician and photographer from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, who alongside her Pomeranian, Zipper, has devoted her life to animal advocacy and photography. Brandy was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2004, amongst a myriad of other mental afflictions, but has suffered from severe clinical depression and anxiety since the age of 12.... Continue Reading →

Scarlet Fever

Please say hello to first-time contributor Roshni Ravi, a 24-year-old mental health professional based in Bangalore, India. She is interested in the exploration of existential ideas of hope, happiness, meaning, presence and being in therapeutic practice. Roshni also lives with a diagnosis of clinical depression. She finds negotiating her roles as both a mental health service provider and user an empowering and... Continue Reading →

Looking Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Danielle Holjeson, a 30-year-old woman from Pocatello, ID. She has struggled with Major Depressive Disorder since she was a teen, and has been managing it with medication since she was in her early 20s.  She is a newly single mother of a young daughter who is both the source of... Continue Reading →

Still Life; Iran

Photo taken by first-time contributor Shayan, a 25-year-old man from Tehran, Iran. He bought a camera 6 months ago and started to study and practice photography on his own. He has not experienced mental illness, however his Aunt has. She has trouble concentrating and thinking clearly, and has problems with her socializing and learning abilities. It is believed... Continue Reading →

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