Windows of Geneva

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 →

The Tunnel

Photo taken by a woman with long term depression and anxiety. About this photo: Most of the time I find it hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. The tunnel just feels like a dark and creepy place to be. But I try to push myself to keep going, and take... 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 →

A Beautiful Mind

Photo taken by n23art who has suffered from depression for many years. He is originally from the UK, but currently resides in Asia. More about him here. This photo was taken in Siam Square, Bankok April 2010. About this photo: An experiment with layers and textures. Taken inside Siam Square in Bangkok shortly before it was gutted by... Continue Reading →

Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

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 →

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.

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 →

Fragmented

Photo taken by S. I am a 27 year old woman who has struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager (and truthfully I have probably been depressed longer, albeit I wasn't diagnosed until I was 16.) However, my depression has always come and gone, but this bout feels different. In the last two... Continue Reading →

Thread of Light; Thailand

  Photo taken by n23art. I have suffered from depression most of my life, although I didn't realise it until my mid 20's. Most of the time it's manageable but there's been a few times in my life when it has hit me very hard. I'm from the UK but I've been living in Asia for the last... Continue Reading →

Final Descent

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 →

Arranged

I shot this photo from a place of depression, and it resonates with those feelings. All of those birds arranged up there, stuck with no space between them, yet infinite space around them. Perched, just moment from potential flight and freedom, but not quite there. To submit your photos to the Broken Light Collective, see submissions or click... Continue Reading →

Lights A Blur

I have problems with severe anxiety and panic attacks. They can prevent me from doing basic things like going out. In an attempt to keep moving forward, at times I try to take walks around my neighborhood with my camera. Sometimes it is easier at night when the darkness has descended. These were from an... Continue Reading →

ChainLinkedUp

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: This bird was kind enough to let me get close enough to ponder before taking to the air. The juxtaposition of the chain-link fence with the bird taking flight implies a seemingly contradictory... Continue Reading →

Shattered

I have a form of bipolar that is pretty indescribable, which is why they call it NOS, Not Otherwise Specified. It's a fragile place to live. About this photo: I'm not sure why, but this drinking glass shattered spontaneously in my husband's hand when he removed it from the cabinet the other night. It was sudden,... Continue Reading →

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