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 →

For My Dearly Departed Dad

Photo submitted by Danielle, a woman who suffers from a severe mood disorder. She experiences extreme depression - the kind where it is hard to work or even get out of bed - as well as anxiety, panic attacks, and at times agoraphobia. She loves taking pictures and hopes to be able to travel if... 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 →

Alive and at Peace

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her... Continue Reading →

Shine

Photo taken by Brooke, 33, from Florida, who suffers from depression. About this photo: I suffered from depression ever since my mother died of complications with multiple sclerosis over 16 years ago.  The pain of losing my mother at 17 was both physically and mentally difficult.  Even as I type, I'm still greatly affected from... Continue Reading →

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but it turned into much more symbolically. About this photo: Sometimes, or all of the time, it feels like happiness is in front of me, just... Continue Reading →

Ghostly Child

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 →

Perspective

Photo taken by a mom with depression. About this photo: Even through the darkest of times, there is light to be found. Sometimes it runs at you head-on with a smile and a hug. **Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. See guidelines here.

Life From Above

There is something different about looking at the world from above. A distance that is all too familiar when you live with severe depression, anxiety, or bipolar; or all of the above. Everyone else is part of a nameless, faceless world that is moving on beneath you, without even a glance. I shot almost exclusively... Continue Reading →

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