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 →

This Child

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and portrait artist 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 her very... Continue Reading →

Conducting the Waves

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her five and six-year-old grandchildren. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love... Continue Reading →

My Light Through the Darkness

Photo taken by 32-year-old contributor Danielle, a woman from the US who experiences depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She is the mother to one child whom she adores. About this photo: “My daughter is my light through the darkness. I don't want to miss her life due to depression, so there are times when I must... Continue Reading →

Innocence: A Photo Collage

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nina, a 53-year-old woman from Pittsburg, California. She does not have a diagnosed mental health condition, however she has experienced severe anxiety, and has been working though a lot of issues stemming from growing up with a violent, alcoholic father. About this photo: "I created this collage without much thought, but stepping... Continue Reading →

In Which I Impart My Wisdom

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and portrait artist 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 her very... Continue Reading →

Taking Flight

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from depression and anxiety. She is a wife and mother who is fighting to get better for her family. About this photo: "I have trouble getting out when I feel depressed or anxious, which is most of the time these days, but I... Continue Reading →

The Bipolar Ride

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with bipolar disorder, type II. She is a photo enthusiast from the East Coast. She struggles with depression, as well as hypomania, agitation, and insomnia. About this photo: "The merry-go-round is an icon for fun and childhood. In amusement parks, malls, and parks across the country, children and... Continue Reading →

Prison of My Mind

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed with clinical depression. She loves her family, but finds it hard to love herself. About this photo: “When I came across my daughter's doll laying facedown on the couch, it resonated with me. She looked the way I feel when I am depressed. Vulnerable and... Continue Reading →

Simple Joys

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist 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 her very... Continue Reading →

On the Outside Looking In

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who struggles with bipolar depression. Photography has been a helpful tool in her treatment and recovery, along with doctors and medication. About this photo: “I love my town. I love the community, the park, the dead-end streets. I especially love when the weather gets warm enough for the neighborhood kids... Continue Reading →

Moving Forward

Photo taken by a woman who has been diagnosed with bipolar type II. She has recently been cycling between depression and an agitated hypomania. Her medication and therapy are up in the air which is not helping the situation. She feels hopeless and helpless but is trying to stay afloat for her husband and young... 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 →

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