Steven Graham Winter Stingley was a one-of-a-kind human being born in Omaha, NE but spent most of his life in Colorado. He was the oldest of four sons to Mary and Steve Stingley. He loved many facets of life despite suffering from depression since he was a young child.
He was always wise beyond his years and was thought of as highly intelligent, intellectual, well-read and philosophical. Among his impassioned interests were nature and the outdoors, music, literature, film, art, and dogs. He had the opportunity to travel widely across Colorado, The USA, North America and Europe. What he valued most was time spent his parents, three brothers, and close friends.
His one of kind personality, including booming laugh and extreme wit, resonated with so many different kinds of people that will truly miss him.
Graham died on 2/18/2005 from a fatal interaction with his antidepressant medication (MAOI) and over the counter medicine he was taking for a cold. His body was found in his Denver Apartment by his brother.
Graham was a kind, loving, thoughtful, thought-provoking, and very humorous child and young man, who will be missed forever by his family and friends.
Want to know more about Graham? His father wrote a book- Under the Night Sky: A Father's Story of Love and Loss. Contact Will@go4graham.org for a free copy or click here to buy a copy of the downloadable Kindle version for just $1.
is to shred the stigma surrounding mental health and to promote mental wellness through exercise, community and education.
Go4Graham has built a grassroots community of 2000+ like minded individuals who share a common passion: believing that community and physical activity are crucial for the treatment of mental illness. While our community is well represented by some pretty amazing athletes (a lot of cyclists, runners, skiers, snowboarders, climbers, yogis, cross-fitters, triathletes, climbers... the list goes on), we also know that any type (or intensity) of movement is beneficial in improving mental health outcomes!
We certify individuals as Ambassadors of Go4Graham to have a greater role in our community and have an impact on those who are struggling with mental health disorders. To become an Ambassador, individuals complete a 90-Minute Mental Health Literacy Webinar titled: "G4G101: How to Shred Stigma and Promote Mental Wellness," (an evidence-based presentation developed by our partners at the University of Colorado Johnson Depression Center). If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador see our 'Join the Movement' tab above.
We partner with local organizations (including Therapists) to educate communities about a range of topics related to mental health and wellness, including: Suicide Prevention, Worksite Wellness, Self Care, Mental Health 101, Mindfulness, Stress Management, and more. Please check out our Events Page for details.
The evidence is clear, peer support works. Go4Graham provides in person support groups as well as digital support channels. Check our events page for the next support groups/group fitness outings and larger scale events.
Research shows one of the most effective ways to reduce stigma is by having real people be vulnerable and tell their stories about how mental illness has effected their life.
Share your story.
We connect our certified Ambassadors to those in need. In 2021 our #Moving4MentalHealth program will launch. Through our counseling partners, we will identify individuals that can utilize community and fitness in their therapy plan and connect them with Go4Graham Ambassadors, who will facilitate a community connection using physical activity as that driver. The #Moving4MentalHealth program is a 10-week protocol and the participants will be accompanied by an ambassador for 2.5 hours a week in their desired fitness community (Biking, Hiking, CrossFit, Yoga, Walking). Improvements in Mental Health Outcomes will be tracked.