Surf at Sunset

Please welcome first-time contributor John Harney, a man from Perth, Western Australia. John was diagnosed with depression at the early age of 12, but unfortunately due to misdiagnosis of the wrong type of depression, went for many years with the wrong medication. It wasn't till he was in his late 30's that he was correctly diagnosed with Bipolar.... Continue Reading →

The Sign

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

Taking Off

Please offer a warm welcome to first-time contributor Jake, a man from British Columbia who started experiencing depression when he was a little boy and was officially diagnosed at age ten. When he was eleven he was sexually abused by a trusted adult. It took him years to recover from the betrayal. He took comfort in reading... Continue Reading →

Summer Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in NJ who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, as well as periods of depression. It has affected her home life, work life, and personal life in many ways. She is trying to fight through it by working with doctors, using medication as needed, and immersing... Continue Reading →

Veil Of Night

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

Siren Soul

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Natalya Hero, a 28-year-old woman from Brighton who has suffered from Bipolar Disorder and co-morbid Borderline Personality. She has lived with Bipolar symptoms since the age of 13, so her memories of growing up include hallucinations, bland waiting rooms and what seemed like an endless procession of pills. Forced to drop... Continue Reading →

Beautiful And Ominous

Photo taken by a contributor Danielle who has been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar, among other things. Photography is something she studied in school some years ago, and still enjoys very much. About this photo: "That moment just before a 'storm.' Beautiful and ominous." _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions. *Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail... Continue Reading →

Hours

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with drug addiction. She suffered from depression through much of their early relationship as a result of being unable to cope. Loving someone with addiction can... Continue Reading →

A Little Brave

Please welcome first-time contributor Joel, a man in his thirties from Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. Joel is a chemist who teaches chemistry at one of the local universities. He has struggled with depression for a good part of his adult life. He has sought counselling a number of times to help him accept and manage the unique challenges... Continue Reading →

Freedom From Mental Illness

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from both mood and personality disorders that often leave her feeling depressed or panicked. She uses art and photography as a part of her therapeutic process, in addition to therapy and medication. About this photo: "I dream of a day when I can feel free from the chains of mental illness. When I... Continue Reading →

Facing Mortality

Please welcome first-time contributor Alyson Vega, a fiber artist from New York City who taught herself to sew and quilt at a young age. Alyson suffered from depression her entire life, but found that teaching helped keep her illness under control. She received a B.A. in Japanese Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University, and then taught for 22... Continue Reading →

Tranquility

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

Unable to Confront Myself

Please say a warm hello to a first-time contributor. He is a 62-year-old man who has a lifelong history of depression. He is currently going through a particularly rough patch. About this photo: “Unable to confront myself, my shadow reels in the turmoil, confusion and pain of its depression, relentless and inescapable.” _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main... Continue Reading →

Before the Storm

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

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