Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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The Child In Me

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 14 Comments

More than a Game

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “As a kid, I loved baseball. I … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

At a Crossroad

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Annie, a woman who has battled depression, major anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorder. About this photo: “I call this photo … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 5 Comments


Photo taken by a contributor who has been diagnosed with bipolar II. She struggles with the ups and downs associated with her illness — depression, hypomania, anger, anxiety —  as … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 8 Comments

Clouds In My Coffee

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 15 Comments

Transformation and Hope

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Danese. Her mother suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and four years ago one of her children was diagnosed with anorexia. That was … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Never Ending Horror

Photo taken by contributor Richard in Upstate New York. He’s a 63-year-old man who has suffered from severe depression throughout his life. He is currently going through a particularly lengthy rough … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 10 Comments

Between Depression and Mania

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder. … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Creating My Fairy Tale

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 9 Comments

Connection to God

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Beneath a Blanket of Clouds

Photo taken by a contributor who has lived though severe major depressive episodes as well as periods of intense anxiety and panic. About this photo: “Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 23 Comments

Beauty in Brokenness

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 13 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 7 Comments

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