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 →

Agoraphobia

Photo taken by first-time contributor Quenby Sheree, a 32-year-old woman from Daytona, Florida, who has struggled with chronic anxiety disorder throughout her life. She was finally properly diagnosed at the age of 15 when her illness became too difficult to manage and she dropped out of the 8th grade with plans of suicide. For about three years she only... Continue Reading →

Come Out Fighting

Photos taken by contributor Yael, a woman who has suffered from anxiety and depression since junior high school. After a year of not going out much because of her anxiety, she finally got the courage to talk to a neighbor who ended up introducing her to photography. The two women were able to connect through their shared... Continue Reading →

Laughter

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has experienced episodes of extreme depression with agoraphobia. She is a wife and mother to a little human and a furbaby. About this photo: "This is an outtake from a shoot I did recently. It makes me smile, and reminds me how important it is to have people in our... Continue Reading →

Infinite Sea of Depression… & Hope

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from depression, anxiety and agoraphobia to varying degrees. She is trying to find tools beyond her doctors and medications to help her feel better and get out more. Photography is one tool that has been helpful in recent months. She wants to continue learning more about photography and... Continue Reading →

The Fence of Depression

Photo taken by a contributor Danielle who has been diagnosed with clinical depression. She loves her family, but finds it hard to love herself. About this photo: "Depression feels like there is a fence between me and the world. I want to break through, I just don't know how." _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here.... Continue Reading →

Love & Hope Through the Darkness

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from Major Depressive Disorder, and a host of other issues that she refers to simply as her "mental mess." She uses her camera to express her inner self and to help her through challenging situations. About this photo: "This picture is a visual conclusion of a magical night of... Continue Reading →

Escape

Photo taken by Danielle, a contributor with Major Depressive Disorder and Agoraphobia to varying degrees. She is getting out more than she was a year ago, so hopefully things will keep heading in that direction. About this photo: “Depression has left me treading the waters of a murky sea for a long time. Thankfully, I... Continue Reading →

Masterpiece

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in New York who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, and has been agoraphobic over the past year. About this photo: "From the high vantage point at which I took this photograph, Manhattan and the clouds above looked like a masterpiece created by a painter. I think this particular capture sums... Continue Reading →

Eye of the Tiger

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her four and six-year-old young grandchildren. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love... Continue Reading →

Staring Through the Bars

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her four and six-year-old young grandchildren. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love... Continue Reading →

Do Not Remove Pins From Body [Butterfly Variation]

Photo taken by first-time contributor John Luke Chapman a 46-year-old photographic artist who lives by the sea in Brighton, UK. He suffers from clinical depression which, despite going undiagnosed for many many years, has been a life-long condition. About a decade ago, severe agoraphobia appeared as a new and unwelcome twist which forced him into an almost total re-invention. A cocktail of pills... Continue Reading →

Taking Flight

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from depression and anxiety. She is a wife and mother who is fighting to get better for her family. About this photo: "I have trouble getting out when I feel depressed or anxious, which is most of the time these days, but I... Continue Reading →

Blossoms of Hope

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from depression. She has had agoraphobic tendencies for many years, but the past two years have been the worst. She barely leaves her house at all. About this photo: “I am not a real girlie girl pink sort of person, but I love cherry blossoms. I even... Continue Reading →

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