Please Don’t Tell Me To Smile

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29 year old graphic artist who has dealt with mental health challenges for over 15 years. She was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar at the age of 13. Although the symptoms and delusions altered her teen years, Liz has since grown to become aware of her early signs of depression... Continue Reading →

Careful… They Might Be Watching

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as... Continue Reading →

The Depressed Bunny

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within... Continue Reading →

Distant

Photos taken by contributor Jennifer, a photographer in her twenties from Jacksonville, Florida. Jennifer suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Her photography is influenced by her PTSD, and anxiety in general. Her work tends to center on the themes of longing, nostalgia, and occasionally hope. She especially enjoys creating and photographing miniature scenes. While art has always been her passion, since developing PTSD, it... Continue Reading →

Haunted

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29 year old graphic artist who has dealt with mental health challenges for over 15 years. She was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar at the age of 13. Although the symptoms and delusions altered her teen years, Liz has since grown to become aware of her early signs of depression... Continue Reading →

Lazy

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29-year-old aspiring photographer who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at the age of 15. She takes photos as a form of therapy. Liz struggled with self harm until the age of 20, which was the same time she got into a hobby of collecting dolls. She graduated college recently... Continue Reading →

Melancholy

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 28-year-old graphic artist who lives with schizoaffective disorder. Liz has made it a priority in her life to not be stigmatized by her disease. Being diagnosed at an early age, Liz has learned ways to deal with the challenges of living with schizoaffective disorder. She knows the hallucinations will pass and... Continue Reading →

Silenced Inner Child

Photos taken by contributor Danielle who is on the bipolar spectrum. She is attempting to photograph her moods weekly throughout 2014. About these photos: "I recently acquired these old dolls and I can't stop photographing them. They say so much without even saying a word." _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions. *Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail notifications.

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 →

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