With Open Arms

Photo taken by first-time contributor Katie Claire who has struggled with anxiety, depression, disorder eating, and somatic symptoms from her past. After being given at second chance at life through the mental health care she received, Katie committed herself to giving to others what had been given to her at her time of greatest need. She... Continue Reading →

Avanzar

Photo taken by first-time contributor Javier Gutierrez, a 38-year-old man living in the Basque Country in the North of Spain. Javier works in Bilbao as a psychotherapist and groupanalyst. He works with mental health patients both in the community and in private practice. As a photographer, Javier enjoys exploring the paths between image and emotion. He has seen in his work, and through his... Continue Reading →

The Unhomed Stone

Please welcome first-time contributor Victoria, a 41-year-old mother of three, who lives and writes in the UK. First diagnosed with depression after the birth of her second child, she has worked hard to overcome the dark parts. She's returned to university in order to help others, and will soon be a licensed psychologist. About this photo: "This... Continue Reading →

Signs of Spring

Photo taken by contributor Jeanette Clawson, a woman in her forties from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who has suffered from depression and severe pain related to migraines. Jeanette was a school psychologist until pain and disability forced her to stop working. Despite her struggles, Jeanette’s main goal in life is to contribute as much peace and beauty to the world as she... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to Us!

Special post and photo by Danielle, the founder of Broken Light Collective. The beginnings: After a major depressive crash several years ago, my therapist - who was exploring the art of photography herself - encouraged me to start photographing again regularly, not just when I was hired to do a portrait or feeling hypomanic. We started... Continue Reading →

Outsider Artists

Photos taken by contributor Natasha Shapiro, ATR-BC, LCAT from NYC. She has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years, mainly in capacity as an art therapist and psychotherapist. March 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of my private practice held in my TriBeCa, NYC art studio. I work with adults and children and have... Continue Reading →

Loving Yourself

Photo taken by a woman in her 40's living in a large east coast city. She a clinical psychologist and photographer who also suffers from mental health issues including Bipolar disorder and ADD. About this photo: "The model in this photo is a fashion-forward friend I met out and about shooting.  I love the contrast between... Continue Reading →

Alone

Photo taken by Princess of Tides, a 24-year-old woman from the UK. She is studying for a PhD in Psychology, which she finds to be a bit ironic since she had her first therapist at the age of 15, and was officially diagnosed with depression at the age of 22. Some therapists also believe she suffers from... Continue Reading →

Lost Doll

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD. She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: “This is a follow up submission to "Happy Help", which was the first part of an assignment for a photography class. The counterpart, photographing representations of my nightmares, came much more... Continue Reading →

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