mandalas for marinke

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

Catherine's Crochet Mandalas for Marinke

This crochet mandala reminds me of all things yummy – strawberries and raspberries and oranges, cotton candy and Starburst, marshmallows and grapefruit.

Meet the Maker

Catherine's Crochet MandalasforMarinke

This juicy crochet mandala comes from Catherine in France who wrote (in both English and French):

I was concerned by Marinke’s suicide. Depression sucks. It takes people we loved. We need to fight this condition.”

I so agree.

Words by Wink

Crochet Mandala for Wink by Catherine

Wink wrote about her Crochet Tutti Frutti Potholders tutorial on Tuts+

“Boring potholders begone! With these bang-on-trend tutti-frutti beauties, you’ll never look at a plain old potholder in the same way again.”

This shows Wink’s fun-loving spirit and how it infused every aspect of daily life.

About Depression

Catherine's Crochet Mandala for Marinke

One purpose of this project is to raise awareness about depression so each post ends with some facts, thoughts or quotes about depression, suicide and/or mental health. The info today comes from the CAMH Depressive Illness Guide for People with Depression and Their Families.

Depressive disorders can vary in severity. A person who suffers for two weeks or more with fewer than five of the symptoms of major depression is diagnosed with minor depression. When someone suffers with five or more of these typical symptoms for at least two weeks, this is called a “major depressive episode.” For many people, however, their struggle with depression has persisted for weeks, months or even years before they visit a doctor or mental health professional. It is not uncommon for people to try to cope on their own while feeling their mood “slipping” or “dropping,” until it reaches a point that feels intolerable. People struggling with depression may also find themselves to be much more sensitive to comments from others, and they get little or no relief when loved ones and friends try to cheer them up or offer support.

Crochet Mandala for Marinke by Catherine

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. Deadline is to have all mandalas into the mail no later than 10/15/15.


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