Hope

Photo taken by contributor Jacque, a woman who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. Jacque is a devoted wife to her husband of over 23 years, as well as the mother of two boys. Jacque is from Chicago where she works as a full-time graphic designer and photographer. She loves sharing her stories and... Continue Reading →

You Are Not Alone

Photo taken by contributor Allison Utz, a 23-year-old photographer from Marshall, Wisconsin. Allison's challenges include alcoholism, bipolar disorder, anxiety, major-depressive disorder, acute obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bulimia-nervosa. Allison created a series called Breaking The Stigma: Mental Health Awareness Series, through which she learned a lot about herself, and others surrounding her. She uses her voice for those who... Continue Reading →

Be The Colour

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Livonne was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, a violent marriage, and the tragic death of her 10-year-old daughter on an access visit. She eventually found herself unable to work full time and at... Continue Reading →

Vintage

Photo taken by contributor Cla-c, a 45-year-old wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with Cyclothymia a year ago. She has battled severe depression, paranoia, and fearfulness throughout her life, and has always felt like an outcast. After she lost a much loved cousin to suicide, she knew she had to face her demons. Growing up in... Continue Reading →

I Am Human

Please welcome first-time contributor Nathan Walker, a man who was first diagnosed with autism when he was a young child. Learning how to live with autism was a challenge for him. From a young age he had a difficult time managing his emotional and social wellbeing. As the years progressed, he learned how to control his autism and made... Continue Reading →

Broken Pons

Please welcome first-time contributor RDSK74, a man from England who has suffered with chronic depression for all of his 41 years. He's been pushed to the lowest lows, but also has seen the sunshine. He says that he has never been healthier than he has been in the last year, although he still experiences the darkness throughout... Continue Reading →

Fear Of Failure

Please welcome first-time contributor Keith, a photographer who has struggled with depression. Keith has spent the last year working on a 365 project, sharing one photo per day for 365 days. Through working on this project he has come to accept and understand his struggles with depression. For a long time he believed his mood swings and inability to connect with others... Continue Reading →

Through The Lens

Through The Lens - an initiative by the non-profit Broken Light Collective - is a cross-platform mental health awareness campaign that will run from May 1st-31st for Mental Health Month. The campaign features a series of videos (3 minutes or less) created by Broken Light Collective contributors from around the globe, all of whom have been... Continue Reading →

Chiaroscuro Cliff

Photo taken by contributor Phedias, a man in his thirties from Nicosia, Cyprus. Phedias battled with anxiety for several years, but is now doing better. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his passion is art. About this photo: “Picture was taken a very calm afternoon at governors beach in Cyprus. The serenity of the landscape inspired me.” _____ **Visit... 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 →

Lights Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Diana Colapietro, a 21-year-old woman from New York, New York who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. In the fall of Diana’s senior year of college, she began experiencing panic attacks on a regular basis. She had a hard time talking about what she was feeling and giving any outward indication that something was... Continue Reading →

Shoot For The Moon

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office assistant but was signed off work due to mental health issues. She deteriorated even more after that, with time spent in hospital, going to see counsellors, and... Continue Reading →

Ambiguity

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing, creating art, and her cat Zoe. About this photo: “I wanted to call this photo "Ambiguity" because the viewer cannot quite determine where the photo was taken, the context is uncertain.... Continue Reading →

Smiling With Your Eyes

Please welcome first-time contributor Sarah, a woman who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in her twenties. Now aged 34 she continually battles the condition but is proud to have a family of her own and to be succesful in her career. About the photo: “This is a photo of my little boy. My children's smiles are my motivation to... Continue Reading →

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