Illumination

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers from a bipolar illness. As is the case with bipolar, her moods are erratic. Generally down, but sometimes up. It makes working and living a normal life difficult. About this photo: “This photograph was taken at a luau in Hawaii. I love fire but am also scared... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Having Bipolar Disorder

 Photos taken by Bekr (Bipolar Girl) a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada with her husband and two fur babies. She always knew she was “different.” She was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, then finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in her 20′s, along with PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and ADHD. She has also... Continue Reading →

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can cannibalize the soul- consumed from the inside out. At a certain point, my anger and anxiety would catch fire, and once again, from the inside... 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 →

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 →

Window on Addiction

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who suffers from Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: Substance use and abuse travel side-by-side with my mental health issues. It is tempting to pair the two as inevitable bedfellows, but in the process of recovery from both alcoholism and bipolar, I am learning that... Continue Reading →

Many Rivers to Cross

Photo taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for much of his life. It was taken at the beaver pond near Rio Grande Campground in Big Bend National Park, Texas. About this photo: I made this photograph in the late afternoon after taking a nice hike. I love finding images that work as analogies to... 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.

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