Happy Face

Photo taken by first-time contributor Susan Spangenberg, a painter, writer, and actor who performs under the stage name Shyla Idris. Susan has spent the last twenty years in and out of psychiatric hospitals. She believes in the power of transcendence through the arts. She is a self-taught outsider artist who has been a member of Fountain House Gallery, H.A.I. (Healing Arts Initiative), and The... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to Us!

Special post and photo by Danielle, the founder of Broken Light Collective. The beginnings: After a major depressive crash several years ago, my therapist - who was exploring the art of photography herself - encouraged me to start photographing again regularly, not just when I was hired to do a portrait or feeling hypomanic. We started... Continue Reading →

House of Abandoned Children

Photos taken by Tom Robinson, a 30-year-old English photographer who has traveled extensively through South East Asia as well as South & Central America. He worked for a year at a special needs school, which was an eye opener and he thinks back to it more now that he is a father. He especially remembers a girl... Continue Reading →

Dark Days

Photo taken by Lala, a 32 year old woman living in Washington, DC, who battles severe depression, crippling anxiety and panic disorder, a mood disorder, and the list could go on. She also has family and loved ones who are battling mental health issues such as bipolar disorder and addiction. She tries to lessen her depression... Continue Reading →

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