Grace

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “We watched them graze like cattle. Once they left the earth they left their awkwardness behind. They moved with such grace in the air. It was nothing but grace. It never ceases to amaze me how... Continue Reading →

Freeing the Animal Inside

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process... Continue Reading →

Hope

Please say hello to first-time contributor Marcines, a 39-year-old who lives in Slough, England. Marcines has experienced both depression and substance abuse, but is now sober. About this photo: “I have 39 years, I do not drink, do not smoke marijuana more than four years, temporary relapse of depression, taking pictures definitely improves my mood. I call this... hope." _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions. *Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for... Continue Reading →

Patterns In The Sky

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

Innocence and Wonder

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the... Continue Reading →

The Mask Does Not Define Us

Photo taken by Stephanie Cook from Knoxville, TN. She has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood. About this photo: I have always felt like the one on the outside looking in at the world, hiding myself away from the hurt and pain, not realizing I was building a wall between me and those who could help me. ... Continue Reading →

King of Birds

Photo taken by n23art, a long time depression sufferer. He is from the UK, but had been living in Asia for the last five years. More about him here. Photographed in Prestatyn, Wales, UK. About this photo: I was waiting for a train which has been delayed, so to pass the time I started photographing seagulls. I didn't... Continue Reading →

ChainLinkedUp

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: This bird was kind enough to let me get close enough to ponder before taking to the air. The juxtaposition of the chain-link fence with the bird taking flight implies a seemingly contradictory... Continue Reading →

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