Hopeful Traders continues to collaborate with artists who are passionate about supporting those affected by social issues. In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, we have teamed up with Anxti for a unique collaboration.
Mental health issues affect so many and yet are talked about relatively little. Only recently have they come into the wider public consciousness and there are still many suffering in silence. The biggest killers of men in Britain, aged 20 - 49 are themselves. That is more than all car accidents or cancer.
Artist, ANXTI sent us this statement about his work, which I feel sums up perfectly, why I was so keen to collaborate:
I myself have struggled with depression, and I am comfortable to publicly say so. I manage this in a few ways including anti-depressants and regularly seeing a councillor. Many people, mostly men, do not feel able to talk about their issues. ANXTI perfectly embodies the feeling of silent and lonely suffering that many people endure on a daily basis.