Shut Out The Pain

Photo taken by 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 →

Misty Morning

Please say hello to first-time contributor Matt Floyd, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt is recovering from depression after a series of losses and dealing with past traumas all came to a head. The recovery has been hard work, but it is going well. Counseling has helped a great deal, and he is now coming to terms with his... Continue Reading →

Dreaming With Open Eyes

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked for many years in his local community with people affected by physical and mental impairments, and he understands and is sensitive to the challenges that... Continue Reading →

Cattails at Dusk

Photo taken by contributor Jeanne Fiedler, a woman from Washington Twp., NJ, who has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. Her mood swings used to control her life, but she has since taken full charge of her illness and does everything she can do for recovery, including implementing tools such as holistic spirituality, communion with nature, and positive psychology. About this photo: “This photo, which I call "Cattails... Continue Reading →

Balance

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked for many years in his local community with people affected by physical and mental impairments, and he understands and is sensitive to the challenges that... 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 →

Light Is Out There

Photo taken by SPIRAL, a 27-year-old woman from Prague, Czech Republic. She is a psychology student, a wife, a carer and a step-mother of an 8-year old. She also calls herself a trouble maker with a very confused mind, endless feelings of emptiness, as well as intense emotional roller coasters. In 2008 she was diagnosed with a... Continue Reading →

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: "This is a submission for both Broken Light Collective, and Unmasked, a project that encourages people to come out about their diagnoses to help fight stigma. It is hard for me to put... 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 →

Swirl of Color

Photo taken by a woman in her forties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADD. About this photo: "This photograph was taken in Brooklyn, NY. I hoped to capture the extremely emotional and motion-full day with my photos. The swirl of color in this one mirrored my intense mood swings during this very hot day." ... Continue Reading →

All in the Mind

Photo taken by n23art who has struggled with depression much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very hard. He is originally from the UK, but currently lives in Thailand. About this photo: Another strange one taken in Bangkok. I'm not going to say exactly... Continue Reading →

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