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Honoring and remembering our community members struggling with or lost to mental illness, addiction, and suicide. 

Honor someone you love by helping someone in need. Give in honor, memory or celebration today. Tribute Giving is a way to recognize, honor, and celebrate people, events, and causes that are important to you by giving back to others. 

Contact us or download the form below to find out how you can create a memorial or honorary fundraiser for you or your loved one.

Give so that Others have Hope

Become an inspiration to others and give back to our community while contributing to our mission to promote mental health through education, support, public health reform, and advocacy. We need you to help us fulfill our vision to create mentally healthy communities where all individuals thrive. Your story matters.

Our Tribute Giving pages are a place to honor our loved ones who we may have lost or who currently struggle that you may also use for continued fundraising. Give at differing levels and work with MHA to create a highlighted section on our main Tribute Giving page or create your own personalized page with increased space for photos, resources, videos, dedications and more. 

If you would like to dedicate a section or personalized page to a loved one or specific mental health condition, please contact us or download the giving form below for more information. 


Click below on each person's name to visit their online memorial.

    Honoring Those Lost too Soon

    Losing a loved one to mental illness through suicide, addiction, or otherwise is an unbearable tragedy. We at MHA Lakeshore are dedicated to supporting family members in their grief, healing, and connection to others who may be facing the same struggles. Below we dedicate and honor those lost through sharing their memory, heart, and spirit. You are not alone.


      Click below on each name to visit the online section or site.

      Supporting Those who Struggle

      Perhaps you or someone in your life currently struggles with mental illness, addiction, and/or suicidal thoughts. By sharing personal stories, triumphs, universal struggles, support and resources, we can bring hope and support to all those struggle. Dedicate a section on our Tribute Giving page or create your own personalized page to highlight and/or raise funds for Mental Health America Lakeshore in honor and support of a specific person or mental health condition.

        “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.”

        Mitch Albom

        Daniel Peter Bear


        An accomplished chef, a beloved son, brother, and father, and a passionate thinker, Daniel leaves behind a story full of adventure, joy, and intrigue. Possessing a scientific mind by nature, his childhood was filled with hours spent designing rockets, cars, and other complex machinery unknown to the world outside his imagination. Daniel started working in kitchens at the age of 14 and moved up to an executive chef, a position he would take to restaurants in Madison, WI, Oregon, WI, New Orleans, LA, and San Diego, CA. Daniel found his life’s passion in cooking and would go on to win prestigious awards including the first-place prize at Circus of Chefs.

        Humility and kindness were part of Daniel’s unassuming nature from an early age. He also struggled with the challenges of bipolar disorder and battled addiction throughout his short, full life.

        "There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth."

        Honor and remember Daniel through a donation to support mental health and addiction education and programming.