Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Tag Archives: self harm

A Fresh Start

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

April 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Looking for Hope

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

April 3, 2014 · 9 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

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

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

Save Me

Photos taken by contributor SaveMeFromBPD, a 28-year-old woman who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depression, and mild OCD. In 2010, she had a major breakdown and has been in and out of … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 12 Comments

Layers of Disorder

Photo taken by contributor Clare in Massachusetts. Her diagnoses change about as much as her moods do, so her only consistency is feeling inconsistent. She gets severely depressed and anxious, … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

Melancholy Happiness

Photo taken by first-time contributor Melissa, a 16-year-old girl from Ohio. She has been suffering from depression and anxiety disorders since the age of 10, and PTSD since the age of 13. … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 7 Comments

From Behind the Darkened Veil

Photo taken by first-time contributor Teaque McLaren, who was diagnosed with major depression at the age of 16. Teaque is now 25-years-old, and a year ago found the strength to … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Unravel

Photo taken by first-time contributor Holly Neiweem. She has suffered from clinical depression, and last month, she lost her younger brother to suicide. She strives to ensure that mental health issues are not … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 26 Comments

World Suicide Prevention Day

Photo submitted by contributor Melanie who suffers from Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling. She is a former environmental lobbyist of 30 years, who left Capitol Hill to pursue her dream of being … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Angst

Photo taken by contributor A, a 28-year-old woman who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and associated depression and anxiety. She has been in and out of hospitals in Europe … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 10 Comments

Peace and Simplicity

Photo taken by first-time contributor Marci, a 30-year-old woman from Northern California. She has struggled with mental health issues since she was a child. As she got older the severity increased, symptoms … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 3 Comments
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