Here is the next of the beautiful, inspiring, special contributions coming in to the #MandalasForMarinke remembrance project. I am grateful for each and every amazing contribution. You are invited to join; learn more here.
Beautiful Crochet Mandala
This is the Summer Hearts Mandala designed by Wink. She originally designed it in 2013 for Simply Crochet Magazine.
Meet the Maker
Judy Chambers, from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, wrote:
“I only discovered Wink last year when I joined her CAL on Facebook. It broke my heart to hear of her loss with her battle with depression. She was a very creative person and a beautiful human being. I, and the world, will miss her.”
Words by Wink
Wink wrote in her description of this mandala:
“Summer is almost here, let’s celebrate with an uplifting new mandala design! Inspired by hearts, love, summer and all things that are good in life, this mandala looks great on your wall or as a coaster or potholder.”
One purpose of this project is to raise awareness about depression so each post will end with some facts, thoughts or quotes about depression, suicide and/or mental health. This week is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week here in the United States so I’m emphasizing information about suicide that you might not know. For example, did you know that it’s much more likely that someone in the US will die from suicide than homicide? News and other media make many people afraid of homicide but it’s only the 16th leading cause of death in the US; suicide is #10 in general and is #2 for ages 15-24. More people over the age of 10 die by suicide than in car accidents. Almost 8 in 10 of US suicides are by men; more than half use a firearm. On a more positive note, a large percentage of attempted suicides are unsuccessful so it can be really, really helpful for friends and family members to learn about warnings signs and how to help with prevention.
All contributions to Mandalas for Marinke are welcome and will help raise awareness about depression while honoring her work in the same way that this great contribution has done today. Details to join here.