Remembering Wink



The HodgePodge Crochet Community has spent the last two days reflecting and creating mandalas in memory of Marinke, the creative powerhouse behind A Creative Being, who lost her battle with depression and was taken from us too soon.

We love you Wink and know that you’ve touched each and every one of us and will never, ever, be forgotten. ❤

Please, if your loved one is severely depressed, prepare yourself for the possibility that at some point he or she may feel suicidal. Take all signs of suicidal behavior seriously, and act immediately.

Take action if necessary:

  • Talk to the person about your concern. Ask if he or she has been thinking about committing suicide or has a plan for how to commit suicide. Having an actual plan indicates a higher likelihood of attempting suicide.
  • Seek help. Contact the person’s doctor, mental health provider or other health care professional. Let other family members or close friends know what’s going on.
  • Call a suicide hotline number. In the United States, you can reach the toll-free, 24-hour hot line of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 to talk to a trained counselor. Use that same number and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • Make sure the person is in a safe environment. Eliminate things that could be used to commit suicide. For example, remove or lock up firearms, other weapons and medications.
  • Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately if the person may be in danger of self-harm or suicide. Make sure someone stays with that person at all times.

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#MandalasForWink: A collection in flickr of crochet mandalas created by the HodgePodge Crochet Community to celebrate the life of Wink. ❤

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5 thoughts on “Remembering Wink

  1. BLPM August 22, 2015 at 1:32 pm Reply

    I am sadden by this and I am going to bring all people of all walks of life that suffer with Depression to God by asking them to help the ones that are gone and that are still suffering. Rest in Peace, Wink.


  2. Lori McFarland July 13, 2015 at 11:55 am Reply

    I didn’t know Wink, but the outpouring of love for her has been amazing. She will truly be missed by those that knew her and those of us that wish we had.


  3. Tracy Marie Reed July 2, 2015 at 9:20 am Reply

    I love that you created this wonderful collection of mandalas from members of the Hodge and that we all have a chance to honor Wink in our own little way.


  4. Eleanor Griego July 1, 2015 at 11:43 pm Reply

    I didn’t know! I am so sorry to hear of her death. I so enjoyed her blog and loved looking at her beautiful creations. RIP Wink


  5. J.T. Carlton July 1, 2015 at 10:17 pm Reply

    This is tragic, it truly is. It’s beautiful for you to honor her like this.

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