As a tribute to my brother Steve, who tragically took his own life earlier this year after suffering mental health problems, I have produced a 2019 Calendar in his memory.
Steve was extremely creative, his talents expressed through art and music. It is a selection of Steve’s artwork and words taken from his journals that I have used to put together the calendar.
Steve had huge enthusiasm and appetite for life – for exploring, learning, challenging, growing, experiencing all life has to offer
He strove to be the best person he could be, was kind, caring, clever and fun.
Yet even with all his zest for life, insecurities and self-doubt were with him always. Few people would ever have guessed this as he hid it so well.
Sadly, a difficult time in Steve’s life triggered a period of profound anxiety and this became a mental illness that he could not fight his way out of despite heroic efforts to do so.
I have produced the calendar to celebrate and share his talents, to raise awareness that mental health problems can strike any of us at any time and to raise money towards services for people who find themselves battling similar issues.
The Institute of Mental Health are currently fund-raising for the charity “Harmless”, which provides services relating to self-harm and suicide prevention.
All profits from sales of the Calendars will be donated towards this great cause.
The calendars are A3 sized and a good quality print and can be purchased for £10 each plus £3.50 p&p. A Christmas present idea maybe?….
If you would like to order one (or more!) please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for your support.
On behalf of the Harmless and Tomorrow Project team, thank you for supporting our service with such a beautiful and touching tribute to your brother.