Marion’s Crochet Mini Mandalas for Marinke

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This contribution to Mandalas for Marinke comes from Marion of MBLDesigns who writes,

“Thank you for taking on this project for depression awareness. I only learned about this and Wink a few months ago. I’m so sorry for all her family and friends.

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“I know a lot about depression and suicide. I’ve attempted dozens of times in the past ten years. The last one landed me in ICU for 3 days and a behavioral clinic for 7. I had OD’d on migraine pain meds. I’ve had daily migraines for almost 20 years. I was on 8 different prescriptions to stop them and help with the depression and bipolar that came from them. I was taken off all 8 cold turkey.”

 

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“It has been two years, and I’m doing better, because I found painting in the clinic and started crocheting almost constantly. My mom taught me to knit and crochet when I was little, and my therapist said it was a great idea. Then I found your blog and have been reading it daily. I’m amazed at how many of us go through this and come out crafting.”

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“I am sending you some little mandalas along with an angel and a butterfly. I do a lot of wedding alterations and give all my brides a butterfly as a symbol of new life and hope. So I send one to you for Wink’s family.”

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Kathryn

San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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