Cracking Under Pressure

Photo taken by contributor Keith, a photographer who has struggled with depression. Keith has spent the last year working on a 365 project, sharing one photo per day for 365 days. Through working on this project he has come to accept and understand his struggles with depression. For a long time he believed his mood swings and inability to connect with others... Continue Reading →

Unraveled

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. She struggled with her mental health throughout her childhood and teen years until her late twenties when... Continue Reading →

Banishing The Demons

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt recently went through a depressive episode, during which he began photographing at one of his very lowest points. Counseling has helped a great deal, and he is starting to come to terms with his depression. Matt now spends his time looking for... Continue Reading →

Trapped In My Head

Photo taken by contributor Lori who has fought a lifelong battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle with mental health issues, including a mother with depression; father with anxiety, depression, and OCD; and an uncle with schizophrenia. Three of Lori’s four children also suffer differing... Continue Reading →

Agitated Depression

Photos taken by a contributor on the bipolar spectrum. She has battled depression, hypomania, insomnia, anxiety, BPD, ADD and more. About these photos: "These three photographs may be abstract, but to me they tell the story of agitated depression. Explosion, sadness and confusion, often all at once. The images capture fireworks, something loud and intense like... Continue Reading →

Silent Agony

Photos taken by a contributor in her thirties with bipolar II disorder. Consistently seeing her doctors and taking her medications is keeping her somewhat level, but the battle for stability is an ongoing one.About these photos: "Dangerous. Sharp. Painful. Isolating. These are just a few of the words associated with barbed wire, and yet, for... Continue Reading →

Hypomania

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has been diagnosed with bipolar II. She suffers on and off with severe depression, anxiety, agitation, and panic attacks. She recently has been experiencing a mixed episode with hypomania. This has given her positives, such as floods of ideas, as well as negatives, such as anger, and poor impulse... Continue Reading →

Losing Balance

Photo taken by contributor P. McCormick, a 20-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been battling depression and anxiety since the age of 12. Her father has also suffered from depression secretly for over 20 years. He finally admitted to it and accepted help over the last year. Unfortunately he has still struggled and even attempted suicide recently.... Continue Reading →

Eyes are the Gateway to the Soul

Please welcome first-time contributor Tamara Khlghatyan, a 21-year-old from Armenia. She is currently volunteering in Lefkada, Greece. Over the past two years she has traveled extensively. She has seen things that made her feel good, but also some things, like poverty, disrespect, and ignorance, that made her angry and sick. She takes photos all the time, not... Continue Reading →

I Shall Be Released

Photo taken by contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed this year with Anxiety and Depression. He is an author, a carpenter, and an occasional accountant. About this photo: “I call this photograph 'I shall be released.' When you know what your triggers are, staying away from them is a type of captivity." Find... Continue Reading →

Blue Day

Photo taken by contributor Alison Gunn, a 54-year-old writing coach from Seattle, Washington. She works with beginning or reluctant writers who would like to write but aren’t able to, most commonly due to psychological blockages. After many years of therapy due to PTSD and child abuse issues, Alison has found photography to be the most helpful tool in getting... Continue Reading →

Layers of Disorder

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Massachusetts. Her diagnoses change about as much as her moods do, so her only consistency is feeling inconsistent. She gets severely depressed and anxious, and has been known to take her anger out on herself. She is working on getting to a better place and trying to keep hope. About... Continue Reading →

Ascending the Pipe

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jess, a woman whose family has been affected by mental illness for many generations. The illness manifests in different ways. It is sometimes hard to recognize through the guise of personality and circumstances, but deep sadness or rage eventually reveals each person's underlining struggle. It has taken her a while... 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 →

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