Snowy Afternoon

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within... Continue Reading →

Spoon

Photo taken by contributor Ben. Ben suffers from an anxiety disorder that manifests itself as OCD and Depression. He also experiences especially low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “This picture is of a spoon which I carved earlier in the year, and spent some time finishing last week.  The wood I believe is cherry, and was taken from a friend's garden... Continue Reading →

Beautiful But Toxic

Photo by contributor Ben. Ben has an anxiety disorder manifesting itself in OCD and Depression. He also experiences low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “I often used to enjoy getting out on my road bike to enjoy the light, countryside and the exercise.  Earlier in the year, I pushed myself a bit too hard and have endured a... Continue Reading →

Dreamscape

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household herself with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our... Continue Reading →

Winter’s Last Tantrum

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could... Continue Reading →

Winter Maze

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She’s had... Continue Reading →

Reaching Toward Heaven

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She’s had... Continue Reading →

Create

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from bipolar II. About this photo: This elaborate castle was created by several people working together on Long Beach Island. It represents fun and youthful exuberance, as well as perhaps the impermanence of it all. Weekly photo challenge: Create **Submit photos to Broken Light here. If you’ve ever felt depression... Continue Reading →

Who I Am

Photo taken by Miz Roket, 36, in Norway. I figured out that I've been depressed since I was 11. It wasn't until my late 20s I got the diagnosis seasonal depression. I've tried therapy but to be honest that didn't help a bit. The therapists (several of them yes) didn't know how to ask the right questions. And they... Continue Reading →

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can cannibalize the soul- consumed from the inside out. At a certain point, my anger and anxiety would catch fire, and once again, from the inside... Continue Reading →

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the negative emotions and turn them into something positive and productive. She says that helps her to lead a normal life without restricting herself or being... Continue Reading →

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but it turned into much more symbolically. About this photo: Sometimes, or all of the time, it feels like happiness is in front of me, just... Continue Reading →

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. I have never felt the depths of depression personally, but I have seen it tear apart the families of those close to me, and I... Continue Reading →

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