Moments of Peace

Please welcome first time contributor Carole, a 51-year-old woman who lives in a small village in the UK that she thinks of as a small piece of heaven, but it can also be quite isolating at times. Carole is divorced and the mother to a son and daughter. She has not worked for several years... Continue Reading →

Nature At It’s Finest

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 10, and it has been a battle ever since. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional... Continue Reading →

When Your Soul Awakens

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences... Continue Reading →

Meditation

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “Meditation brings me to a place of peace. I leave this place of pain, of stress, of loneliness. My thoughts ease and I rise...and return, relaxed—refreshed—renewed, to face the... Continue Reading →

Fractured

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “There are times, in my life, when I feel that if one more thing happens, I will simple break apart. The bones in my hands, my very being will... Continue Reading →

Intense Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Paula, a woman who has been successfully living with Bipolar II for three decades. Paula finds comfort and support in her faith, CBT, friends and her kitties. Spending time outside in beautiful Wisconsin, while practicing Mindfulness, has been essential in her recovery. She thrives in Wisconsin. About this photo: "This photo is evocative.... Continue Reading →

Just Breathe

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and mental health advocate. About this photo: “Sometimes, no matter how difficult things feel, you have to just stop, look up, and breathe." More from Danielle on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & her articles/interviews. _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main... Continue Reading →

Reciprocity

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences... Continue Reading →

Escape

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD and dissociative disorder. Her coping tools include writing, walking, meditation, reading and being with her feline companion Zoe. About this photo: “Have you ever gotten lost watching clouds? Has time passed too slowly some days and on other days too quickly?  Caught in the trap... Continue Reading →

My Tribe

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences... Continue Reading →

Journey Into Fighting Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor TheFrenchCanadianMillennial, a young entrepreneur who has fought depression. People know her as a fighter. She loves art, marketing, communication, events, but mostly giving to others. After experiencing depression, she found that life felt meaningless if she wasn't giving back to others. Her goal now is to create a community to support young professionals with depression. About... Continue Reading →

The River Flows to the Sea

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 →

Dark Thoughts

Photos taken by contributor millrick, a man who has been living in Toronto, Ontario, for the past 35 years. Rick has been living with a mood disorder for his entire adult life. Despite being well educated and well employed, Rick's illness caused him to lose everything that was important to him, except his self-identity as a 'Mad Artist'.... Continue Reading →

Catching Up On Dreams

Photo taken by contributor Jeanette Clawson, a woman who has suffered from depression for more than 30 years, and anxiety for the last 15. Due to her mental health challenges, as well as other health problems, Jeanette has had to leave her job as a school psychologist and apply for disability. Both of Jeanette's sons have significant mental health challenges as... Continue Reading →

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