Just Breathe

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and mental health advocate. About this photo: “Sometimes, no matter how difficult things feel, you have to just stop, look up, and breathe." More from Danielle on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & her articles/interviews. _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main... Continue Reading →

Uncertainty

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 8-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 →

Volcanoscape

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

Lamppost

Photo taken by contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the way he sees the world, a little brighter and darker than he imagines those without bipolar disorder see the world. About this photo: “This photo of a lamppost... Continue Reading →

One More Flies Away

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: "Rest in peace my fellow flyer, no more black dog after you. Hope you get a seat up front.I am lifted that at least I know money and fame are not the answer.Sadden by... Continue Reading →

Ballerina-scape

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 →

Milky Way; Night Sky

Photo taken by first-time contributor Alexandre Goulet, a Software Engineer from Ontario, Canada. He has found that photography is a great media through which he can escape the day to day trials of life. Photography was especially helpful when he was going through a difficult time after his mother passed away. Photography, in addition to therapy, was a great... Continue Reading →

A Delicate Trust

Photo taken by a woman in Florida who suffers from regular bouts of depression. She works hard to manage her constantly unsteady moods. About this photo: “Trust is something I have always had trouble with. Trusting others… trusting myself. I have been known to get a bit paranoid and think people are against me, which makes... Continue Reading →

Colors at Sunset

Photo taken by Dini Papavasiliou, a 35-year-old interior designer in Greece. A lot of people around her have been suffering over the last two years due to the fiscal situation of her country. She has seen depression and other mental health issues as a result. Some friends can't get jobs or make money to pay their... Continue Reading →

Guatemalan Ruins

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her... Continue Reading →

Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression. About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. The depression keeps me down, emotionally and physically, often laying under heavy blankets in darkness barely moving for hours and hours, and then insomnia lifts... Continue Reading →

Cityscape

The city can be a big and scary place, but it can also be a beautiful one, especially when viewed from a distance. Bipolar disorder can be the same way; a huge overwhelmingly scary, totally unpredictable, but sometimes beautiful seeming mess. To submit your photos to the Broken Light Collective, see submissions or click follow.

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