Dissociation

Please welcome first time contributor Layne, an 18-year-old photographer living with Borderline Personality Disorder and dissociation. They have found photography therapeutic and something that helps them think about feelings and make something positive out of it, making it easier for them to deal with having negative thoughts. About this photo: "This photo is a piece... Continue Reading →

Disconnect

Please welcome first-time contributor James, a long-term sufferer of mental illness from London who was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. James believes in the power of talking and that it’s linked with bringing awareness and healing to the sufferer. He is open about his dealings with mental illness and tries to subtly carry this... Continue Reading →

The Red Door

Photo taken by contributor Danielle Hark, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the founder of Broken Light Collective. About this photo: “I found this while on a photo walk between panic attacks during a very chaotic time. The photo really captures the struggle I was... Continue Reading →

On The Way Of…

Please welcome first-time contributor Mix of a Borderline and Anorexic, a 20-year-old blogger and photographer from France who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Atypical Anorexia over the last few years. About this photo: “I titled this photo 'On The Way Of...' because my recovery is my first priority. I found this old photo from my travels of the line that... Continue Reading →

TEDx Talk

Photo from contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the founder of Broken Light Collective. About this photo: “On March 7th I gave a TEDx talk called, How Photography Saved My Life and Launched a Worldwide Movement. The talk discussed the events that led up to my starting Broken... Continue Reading →

Defying Conventions

Please welcome first-time contributor Saro Anne, a 36-year-old wife, mother and poet who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, bulimia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She uses the power of language to break down the barriers that her diagnoses have built up over the course of her lifetime. About these photos: “I took these photos... Continue Reading →

Bright Under Heaven

Please welcome first-time contributor Natty, a 30-year-old writer and stargazing drifter whose diagnoses include bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Natty is fresh out of a rehab clinic and living in halfway housing. Her major interests include iconography, sleep paralysis, and heresy. About this photo: “Every morning I offer incense to Our Lady, praying for peace to... Continue Reading →

After the Mania

Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, a 37-year-old man diagnosed with ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. He is recently separated from his wife of 12 years, with whom he has one child. Kevin lost his career and family due to outbursts of anger and erratic reckless behaviors in 2013. He lost his only brother to suicide and his best friend to suicide. They both had... Continue Reading →

Reflection

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the founder of Broken Light Collective. About this photo: “Wishing I could look at these and feel calm and centered, but instead I feel trapped, reminded of the darkness flowing all around me,... Continue Reading →

Spiraling

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the founder of Broken Light Collective. About this photo: "Sometimes I feel like a storm cloud that at any moment will explode with thunder, lightning, and torrential rain. The kind of rain that causes... Continue Reading →

The Ocean In Me

Please welcome first-time contributor Rayne, a woman in her early thirties who was recently diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, as well as Borderline Personality Disorder. She's struggled with depression her entire life, and never felt that she truly belonged anywhere. Passionate about photography and helping others, her goal is to start studying psychology as soon as... Continue Reading →

The Daily Storm

Please welcome first-time contributor Rachel, a 30-year-old from Florida who has struggled with anxiety for over 20 years. Over the years, she has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. She wakes up every day, ready for yet another battle against the demons associated with mental illness. Despite her challenges and exhaustion, she pushes through each... Continue Reading →

Tired of this World

Photo taken by first-time contributor Marion Orgaer, an 18-year-old woman who lives in France. Marion, an amateur photographer and video director, was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. She loves taking minimalist photos because they help her to remove excess thoughts and keep only what is most important. About this photo: “I titled this photo 'Tired of this World' because I live... Continue Reading →

Underwater Peace

Photo taken by contributor Britta Froehling, a 39-year-old woman living in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Britta was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders, but has overcome most of these afflictions. She finds peace in making art, photography, and nature. About this photo: "I recently discovered snorkeling with my underwater camera, and my oh my,... Continue Reading →

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