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 →

Silenced Inner Child

Photos taken by contributor Danielle who is on the bipolar spectrum. She is attempting to photograph her moods weekly throughout 2014. About these photos: "I recently acquired these old dolls and I can't stop photographing them. They say so much without even saying a word." _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions. *Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail notifications.

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 →

Piling Up

Photo taken by DeeDee: My world is filtered through the lens of bipolar disorder. Most of my photography uses vintage and lo-fi cameras to capture the way my reality feels in the moment. I am overflowing with emotion, yet swallowing it back somehow makes me feel hollow. The detritus of mental illness piles up when I don't... 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 →

Paint by Depression

Photo taken by Rachel Bio: I was officially diagnosed with clinical depression in Aug of 2011, but I've had episodes for at least 8 years. I'm 35, mom of 3, and married 15 years. I live in Southern Indiana and I babysit outside my home. About the photo: This picture was painted by my sister... Continue Reading →

The Mighty Fortress

Sometimes I feel as though I am trapped inside a fortress of depression. It is dark and scary, and I feel like I will be imprisoned forever; but, as long as there is even a bit of light shining in, I must remind myself that there is still hope for release. To submit your photos... Continue Reading →

Stretching The Limits

Photo taken by Allecait: I am a girl struggling with severe depression trying to make a name for myself. About the photo: Here is a photo I took recently of a dear friend of mine. I love the lighting and the feeling of the image. We are both retired gymnasts.

Into the Woods

"This photo was taken last year when I was going through a severe bought of depression and agoraphobia. I had barely left the house for a long time, but ended up having to go out to go to a wedding in Massachusetts. While there, I walked away from the building to get some quiet time,... Continue Reading →

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