Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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For Don

The following is a repeat post to honor Don, a member of the Broken Light Collective community who we learned has taken his life. Don was a wonderful, talented man … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

Gold in the Mountains

Photo taken by contributor Don, a man in his fifties from the Western North Carolina Mountains. Throughout his teens and twenties spikes of grandeur, depression, and anxiety were the norm, although back then no … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

Commercial Trash Compactor: Shattered Self

Please welcome first-time contributor John E. Panic, a man who was born in Houston, Texas, in 1954. John experienced his first psychotic episode on his last day of elementary school. He went undiagnosed … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 14 Comments

The Dream

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Hope Even On The Darkest Days

Please welcome first-time contributor Stephanie McLeod, a 36-year-old wife and mother. She first began to experience paranoid delusions, hallucinations, and severe mood swings in her teen years. After being misdiagnosed … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Should Have Stayed On The Farm

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Elegant

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weeping Bridge

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 10 Comments

Growth

Please welcome first-time contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 9 Comments

Beneath The Side Effects

Photo by contributor Brandy, a 37-year-old Certified Veterinary Technician and photographer from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, who alongside her Pomeranian, Zipper, has devoted her life to animal advocacy and photography. Brandy was diagnosed with … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 6 Comments

Swimming Together

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Disconnected

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Electric

Please welcome first-time contributor Brandy, a 37-year-old woman living with her Pomeranian, Zipper, in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician, having devoted her life to … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 6 Comments

Bright Under Heaven

Please welcome first-time contributor Natty, a 30-year-old writer and stargazing drifter whose diagnoses include bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Natty is fresh out of a rehab clinic and living in … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

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