John Rattray is a skateboarder and advocate for mental health awareness, using his voice to enact positive change and help open up the conversation about suicide prevention in skateboarding and elsewhere.
This year, for his WhySoSad? fundraising mission, John rode his bike over 100 miles and vowed to learn a proper Sad Plant. After following along with his amazing journey we had to get involved.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these boards and shirts, with art by Jon Horner, will go directly to the WhySoSad? fundraising efforts.
Learn more about the project at www.thepredatorybird.com
If you or someone you know is struggling, please check out these resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273 TALK
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741
Samaritans USA : samaritansusa.org/
Trevor Project for LGBTQIA+: thetrevorproject.org/UK:
Global list of resources:wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
Photos from the missions by: Wig Worland, Jon Humphries, Ari Landon Morris.
Sad Plants contributed by:
- Art by Jon Horner / Video by Ewan Bowman and Benjie Bateman / Photos from contribution photographers
Follow on Instagram at #whysosadmission for more.