Print in white on front and right sleeve.
Artwork by Jon Horner.
To date, over the course of the Good Egg 1 & 2, and the 2019 Why So Sad? Mission, we’ve raised around $13,000 for SAMH, Grassroots Suicide Prevention and the Johns Hopkins research into treatment of major depression. For this next phase, we’ll be helping out Rob, Susie and Lucy push forward with their work in 2020 at The Ben Raemers Foundation.
To that end, Real Skateboards have been kind enough to partner up on a run of boards that we’ve made based on 1) the art that Jon Horner so skillfully provided, 2) a top graphic collage comprised of a decent selection of the photos that you all sent in over the course of the campaign; and a little inscription:
The WhySoSad? mission for mental health is the third annual fundraiser I’ve organized in memory of my sister, Katrina, and now more recently, tragically, in memory of Ben Raemers as well. The mission is twofold: raise funds for organizations doing good work in the field of mental health and simplify the conversation around this subject. I hope that one day we’ll be able to talk about depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts the same way we talk about a swellbow. I hope that each of us will have the skills to help ourselves and each other through the storm whenever things get rough.
Where it says, “…the same way we talk about a swellbow.” All I’m trying to say here is that I hope the notion of mental health all the way to suicidal ideation becomes completely de-stigmatized and commonly understood. Then hopefully people who are descending that far have already learned to notice what’s happening, reach out and take action; and around them/us, friends and family have learned to notice and help guide back to safety. The more signposts we can design into our daily operations the better…I think…I hope".
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