Green and lush

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Daniella, a college student, battling Depression and PTSD. She finds hope through expressing herself through photography and writing. She is passionate in sharing her story with others in order to help them dig deeper into their own lives to see their self-love, beauty, and strength. Although some of... Continue Reading →

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the negative emotions and turn them into something positive and productive. She says that helps her to lead a normal life without restricting herself or being... Continue Reading →

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. I have never felt the depths of depression personally, but I have seen it tear apart the families of those close to me, and I... Continue Reading →

Cross of the Martyrs; Santa Fe

Photo taken by Heather. We have close friends that have suffered with mental illness for years. It is heartbreaking because you don't know how to help.  I have personally battled through depression and anxiety and it is no easy task.  The picture of the cross that I submitted reminds me to breathe and relax.  It is... Continue Reading →

Together

Photo taken by a depressed wife and mother. When I feel like I can't pick myself up off the floor of depression, I look at this photo. I may be a few steps behind, but maybe I'll catch up some day. In the meantime, I'll watch with awe, amazed that this is my family and... Continue Reading →

Beacon of Hope

Photo taken by Callum Snape, whose sister helps treat substance abusers and people with mental health issues on a daily basis. She is an amazing woman who helps heal people, an inspiration to Callum and us all. Callum is a Landscape & Wildlife photographer who tries to convey a connection to nature through his work. This... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy in Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of a terrifying, isolating year of postpartum depression that caused her everything from severe insomnia, to anxiety and worry, to hallucinations. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help and supportive family, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of her inspiring story here. About this... 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.

Layers of Life; Psychiatric Hospital

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 →

Natural Escape; Tuscon

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of her inspiring story here. About this photo: My family lives in Tuscon, Arizona and over Christmas I had the pleasure of hiking around my most favorite... Continue Reading →

The Thinker

Photo taken by DeeDee, a bipolar sufferer. Not pensive, but mischievous, somewhat surreal, and much larger than life. I think of Harvey. Is it really there? The film records only truth, so the giant rabbit cannot be a hallucination. This time, anyway. The Thinker on a Rock is in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art in... Continue Reading →

A Limber Heart

Photo taken by Abby. I live in the Bay Area of California and am currently working through the birth of a beast, called Bipolar II. I am still learning about what it means to me to have a mental illness that has a name, but remains fairly hidden in my daily life. I am happiest when I... Continue Reading →

A Beautiful Movement

Photo submitted by Caitlin Boyle. She is the founder of the amazing movement Operation Beautiful. If you have ever seen an inspiring post-it note in a public place, then you have witnessed it in action. Similar to the Broken Light Collective, Operation Beautiful strives to help people to feel more confident about themselves, and know that they are... Continue Reading →

Inspiration

Living with a mood disorder is a hard job. Being a mom with a mood disorder is harder than any job I've ever had. I am infinitely thankful, but totally amazed, that somehow I ended up creating one of the happiest babies I've ever seen; one who smiles, sings, and dances all of the time. I... Continue Reading →

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