Postpartum Depression and Mental Health are incredibly important to Huna. In 2013, Huna Founder Heather Urquhart and her husband Corrado Radicchi (Huna Director of Operations), experienced the massive pain that can come out of mental illness, when their dear friend Lisa Nichol Gibson took the lives of herself and her two children after suffering severe Postpartum Depression (PPD) Postpartum Psychosis (PPP).
When the outcome is as tragic as this, sometimes all you can do is just breathe. Just keep breathing. Even when your chest feels like it is collapsing from within. Just keep breathing through it. Even when all you want to do is scream as loud as you possibly can because you are so lost, so angry, so sick with grief. Just keep breathing. Keep surviving. Take it one day at a time. Hang on. Because it will get easier. You will smile again. I promise.
Out of darkness can come light. From pain there can be passion and positive action. It still hurts to think of Lisa, Anna and Nicholas. But now we can finally see a light. We understand the importance of sharing Lisa’s story. Awareness brings light.
The reality is- people living with mental health challenges really need our support. We need to work together to openly talk about what’s going on in our minds. We need to listen harder. We need to judge less- better yet, not at all. We need to listen, hear, help, and offer love and support.
From July 27 to October 31 every year, Huna commits to donate $2 from every single Huna product sold, to the Mood Disorders of Manitoba. Proceeds go directly toward supporting valuable Postpartum Depression and Mental Health support initiatives in Winnipeg and communities across Manitoba. In addition, Donations of $50 or more in the Huna Webstore will receive a complimentary Huna Lip Trio Gift Set (valued at $50), as a special thank-you for your kindness, generosity of spirit, and loving light.
Sending you all love, light, good vibes and positive healing energy.
Heather & Corrado