Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City. She is a woman with bipolar disorder, and accompanying anxiety and depression. She used to work full time and ride the subway daily, but is no longer able to. About this photo: "I remember him clearly. The urban cowboy. The faceless man all in black. He... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by first-time contributor Ian Timings, a 38-year-old man from the UK. He has Bipolar 2 Disorder, though he struggles with the term "Disorder" because there are often time when he finds that his condition has advantages. He is keen to increase awareness about all aspects of mental health as he still occasionally receives stigma. He... Continue Reading →
Photo submitted by contributor Victoria Saywer, a 30-year-old woman who has been suffering from panic attacks, anxiety and depression since she was 10-years-old. That was 20 years of avoidance, of persistent fear, of stomach aches and rushing thoughts. This photo was taken of her by her friend, Kerri Lavertu. Alcohol has been a demon for... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: "This is a submission for both Broken Light Collective, and Unmasked, a project that encourages people to come out about their diagnoses to help fight stigma. It is hard for me to put... Continue Reading →
Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can cannibalize the soul- consumed from the inside out. At a certain point, my anger and anxiety would catch fire, and once again, from the inside... Continue Reading →
May is Mental Health Month! Let's stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to be in the shot, but some part of you does. Feel free to be as simple or creative as you would like. E-mail entries to... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by Tara O, a freelance photographer with depression from Phoenix, Arizona, who specializes in pinup and retro style photography. She went to Arizona State University and studied Fine Art, and loves making more meaningful images also. About this photo: This image attempts to capture depression in a way most people don't understand. It's not... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression. About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. The depression keeps me down, emotionally and physically, often laying under heavy blankets in darkness barely moving for hours and hours, and then insomnia lifts... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by a mom who has been in a bad depression since before her child was born, almost two years ago. About this photo: Some days are better than others, but I never feel like a good mom. If I get energy it usually only lasts for about 10 seconds, not even one lap of... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I don't know what is me, and what is the pills. What is depression and what is medication zoning me out. Is this two subjects or really just one? **Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. See guidelines here.
Photo taken by The Quiet Borderline, who suffers from depression, anxiety, and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This photo was taken in the art room of her psychiatric hospital in Israel. I have been hospitalized for 14 months and am due to be released next Tuesday. This is a photo of the art room that I have been... Continue Reading →
This photo was taken several weeks ago from an airplane. I was filled with anxiety about the journey, and haunted by my ever-present depression. Looking down, the world was just a blur of lights. Everyone an individual, but from that vantage point they were all one; a small part of a whole brilliant lightscape. I... Continue Reading →
Photo taken by -MarkAnthony- who has suffered from depression. More about him here. About this photo: In life you will always have difficult decisions. **Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. See guidelines here.
This is an older piece that I made with an old photo enlarger, my facial profile, and my hands. I don't know what led to me making it, but I know I was suffering from depression at the time. It's hard to tell which way the hands are pushing. Hands coming at me or my... Continue Reading →