Love My Mind SASK | Our Story
The Love My Mind Non-Profit Initiative was founded in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan by the Anderson family in memory of Mark Anderson, who suffered from the darkness of depression, compounded by an addiction to alcohol. Mark took his life in November of 2018.
During the grieving period, the family recognized a desperate need for awareness and support surrounding mental health, addiction, and suicide. The vision of Love My Mind is to facilitate awareness, support, and to start more open conversations surrounding the stigmas of mental health by telling their story as well as listening to others.
Love My Mind raises funds to promote and spread awareness for mental health and fund smaller projects related to suicide prevention, addiction, and other related illnesses that affect the lives of our loved ones. This will be accomplished through the words of our conversations, speaking engagements, events, and the sale of Love My Mind apparel.
We know that we will not save the world, so let’s just start with one life …
Maybe if we knew what everyone around us is going through we would know that none of us are ordinary. We all have our struggles… we all have our setbacks… we all suffer loss.
Be kind… don’t judge for everyone has a fight within and if you really wanna see who people are… all you have to do is start a conversation.
Maybe there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives. As we’ll never turn down the opportunity to applaud those around us… Be Kind.
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Love My Mind ALBERTA | Our Story
Love My Mind
In Memory of Edwin
Edwin Maier was a son, a brother, a best friend to all, OUR DAD, and for a very short time, a grandpa. He struggled with addiction and depression for most of his adult life and unfortunately was taken from us way too soon.
Mental health struggles are everywhere, we see them in our own lives and in the lives of family, friends, and strangers around us. The death of our father contributed to our own personal struggles with depression, anxiety, and suicide and although we continue to forge ahead, our own mental health, like everyone else’s, is always a work in progress. It is a journey. And we know that in order to be strong for ourselves, one another, and now our children, we need to break the silence.
We have learned over time that the more we talk and share our stories, the more comfort we bring to others needing to share as well. For the past fifteen years, the four of us have all tried to find a way to give back and be a part of a positive change in this crisis that continues to affect our loved ones.
Love My Mind, the Anderson Family, and our drive to grow this wellness initiative, have provided us the opportunity to facilitate, support, encourage, and spread awareness of all of these struggles that our community continues to deal with. We agree with the Andersons in saying “we know that we will not save the world, so let’s just start with one life…”, because that one life, that one person, means the world to someone else.
We honour our father’s legacy every day with love and laughs, and now with Love My Mind AB, we are committing to honouring his legacy with honesty. We miss you, dad!
Jamie, Lindsay, Stephanie, & Chloe
A GOOD MAN
Ed is our reason for getting involved with mental health. When we said goodbye to him in June of 2006, we played Emerson Drive’s song, “A Good Man” at his funeral. He was all of these things and more and when the radio puts this song on, we know it’s him checking in on us.
"I wanna be the one
When all is said and done
Who lived a good life, loved a good wife, and always helped someone in trouble
On the day they lay me down
Want everyone to gather ’round
And say he was a father, brother, neighbour and a friend
He was a good man!
When I’m gone, I wanna leave a legacy
Of love and laughs and honesty behind me."