Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Category Archives: PTSD

Alaskan Expanse

Photo taken by contributor Aaron Fisk, a 32-year-old Combat Infantryman from Anchorage, Alaska. He has been managing PTSD for 10 years using photography and cinematography. Getting out into the wilderness also helps him put … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Loneliness and Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who has battled depression, major anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorder. About this photo: “This photograph is a self portrait which was taken today. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 8 Comments

Pariah

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin who has fought a lifelong battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle with … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Desolate: A Conceptual Self-Portrait

Please welcome first-time contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 10 Comments

Grandmother

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Aaron Fisk, a 32-year-old Combat Infantryman from Anchorage, Alaska. He has been managing PTSD for 10 years using photography and cinematography.  About this photo: “This photograph is … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 11 Comments

Trapped In My Head

Photo taken by contributor Lori who has fought a lifelong battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle with mental … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 12 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

The Cracks in My Mind

Please say hello to first-time contributor Lori who has fought a life-long battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 28 Comments

Trauma, Grief, and Finding Myself

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Livonne, a woman from Australia who lives with PTSD, anxiety and depression. She suffered sexual abuse as a child, as well as a marriage … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 11 Comments

Looking Back

Photo taken by contributor Melissa, a teenager from Ohio. She has been suffering from depression and anxiety disorders since the age of 10, and PTSD since the age of 13. She … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

If I Were a Bird

Photo taken by contributor Melissa, a teenager from Ohio. She has been suffering from depression and anxiety disorders since the age of 10, and PTSD since the age of 13. She … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Blue Day

Photo taken by contributor Alison Gunn, a 54-year-old writing coach from Seattle, Washington. She works with beginning or reluctant writers who would like to write but aren’t able to, most commonly due to … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Tea for the Sickly

Please welcome first-time contributor Sonya Leon, a 20-something young professional living and working in Montana. Sonya was misdiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder at the age of 22. She struggled to identify with … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 7 Comments
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