See You Soon

Broken Light Collective has a new assistant! We will be taking a brief maternity leave for our Director Danielle to attend to this little gem, and her own physical and mental health. Posts submitted during the leave will go up when we are back up and running, so please continue to photograph and submit to Broken Light... Continue Reading →

Daddy’s Here

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it,... Continue Reading →

Losing Control

Photo by contributor Danielle, a woman with bipolar II disorder. She experiences extreme depression, agitation, anxiety, and panic attacks. About this photo: "This photograph was taken by my husband as I was being whisked off to have our baby. I like to be in control - of my environment, my situation, and most of all myself.... Continue Reading →

Belly Kisses

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression. She has a long history of depression, but it became much worse after the birth of her daughter several years ago, and has continued to varying degrees (bad to worse to worst and back) to this day. About this photo: "I loved being pregnant - not... Continue Reading →

Home

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has struggled with severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks for many years. Most recently she fell into a deep depression six months after her daughter was born, and has been fighting her way back since. She hopes to someday be able to be the wife and... Continue Reading →

Touching the Heart

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6-years-old. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her love of photography, have become her saviours and... Continue Reading →

Inside 2 aka Before She was She

Photo taken by a photographer with chronic depression. She uses photography as a tool in her healing. She has been having trouble with the logistics of running a photography business, so she has not been doing many shoots, but she loves it so she will keep on trying. About this photo: This is a photo... Continue Reading →

Fleeting Moments

Photo taken by a mother with depression on Long Beach Island, NJ. About this photo: Being a mother is challenging. Being a mother with severe depression feels nearly impossible. I want to hold on to every moment and focus on this beautiful baby girl I created, but the depression seems to keep taking over, and... Continue Reading →

Together

Photo taken by a depressed wife and mother. When I feel like I can't pick myself up off the floor of depression, I look at this photo. I may be a few steps behind, but maybe I'll catch up some day. In the meantime, I'll watch with awe, amazed that this is my family and... Continue Reading →

Ghostly Child

Photo taken by a mom who has been in a bad depression since before her child was born, almost two years ago. About this photo: Some days are better than others, but I never feel like a good mom. If I get energy it usually only lasts for about 10 seconds, not even one lap of... Continue Reading →

Perspective

Photo taken by a mom with depression. About this photo: Even through the darkest of times, there is light to be found. Sometimes it runs at you head-on with a smile and a hug. **Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. See guidelines here.

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 →

Inspiration

Living with a mood disorder is a hard job. Being a mom with a mood disorder is harder than any job I've ever had. I am infinitely thankful, but totally amazed, that somehow I ended up creating one of the happiest babies I've ever seen; one who smiles, sings, and dances all of the time. I... Continue Reading →

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