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 →

Good Morning and…

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments. The relationship has since ended but that experience has changed her perspective on mental illness. She will... Continue Reading →

New Perspective

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is... Continue Reading →

Eye See You

Photo taken by contributor M. Delia Florez, an artist and writer who suffers from anxiety and depression. About this photo: “Eye see you.” _____ . **Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here ▸ Now a 501(c)3 non-profit! Please donate here. *Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail notifications.

Stillness

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 →

Beneath the Cracks

Photo taken by first-time contributor Trash Bash, a 27-year-old freelance TV creative from London. Her mother has had schizophrenia since Trash Bash was 16-years-old. The pitfalls were always more memorable and devastating than her 'good days'. A good day would be the pills working, but she would be drowsy and incomprehensible; there has never been a day... Continue Reading →

The Dance of Photography

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder. Her family and photography are her inspirations and true loves. They keep her going on the darkest days. About this photo: "I have been staying inside a lot because of my depression, but the nice weather and an unavoidable errand forced... Continue Reading →

Enjoying the Moments

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional "gunk." For her, it's photography, and diving. She has a personal blog that contains inspirational and travel photos, as well as a professional blog. Though she is very proud of being licensed counselors for both Alabama... Continue Reading →

Trek of a Lifetime

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 →

Getting Away From It All

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 →

All Things Must Pass

Photo taken by Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About the photo: “I was scouting a locale for our local Cross Country team when I came across a tank filled with water this afternoon. I don't get a lot of water images out in west TX, and this... Continue Reading →

Breathless in Nepal

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 →

Fragile Web of the Mind

Photo taken by Ian, a 52-year-old Welsh rugby fan who was diagnosed with clinical depression 10 years ago and bipolar disorder. It has been a hard journey, with laughter, tears, and heartache, but the support of his wife and two children, 5 and 7 years old has helped keep him going. Ian feels he has gotten... Continue Reading →

Traveling in My Mind

Photo taken by a 31-year-old woman in Florida. She suffers from depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, and more or less depending on the day. About this photo: "I used to love to travel. To explore and photograph new places. But as my depression and social anxiety have gotten worse over the last 10 years, it has stopped... Continue Reading →

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