how depression led me to starting my own business to help others still battling

March 7, 2017

If you would’ve asked me three years ago would I ever start my own business, I would have laughed in utter disbelief. Three years ago I barely felt like living. I was so depressed and suicidal. I was embarrassed about my illness, and I didn’t wish to seek help, but after a while you get tired of being down and out. I grew very tired of depression beating me down, so I decided to get help for myself. I’ve been in recovery since 2015.

In that time I became a mental health advocate, self-help book author of “A Fight Worth Finishing”, and I write blog pieces about mental health for major media websites. I have become very passionate about helping those who are still ashamed of their illness, and feel like they don’t have a voice.

I’m taking my efforts further by launching a business dedicated to helping the lives of those battling depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. The name of my business is “Keep Fighting Life Coaching”. I want to be an affordable mental health resource for the people in a field that’s still lacking health care.

I decided to name my business “Keep Fighting Life Coaching” because depression is truly a battle, A hard, long, ongoing battle. Many get tired and feel defeated during this battle. Many wish to throw in the towel, but I’m starting “Keep Fighting Life Coaching” to help people to keep fighting, and to not give up!

By Jasmin Pierre*, AFROPUNK contributor

What Is a depression life coach?

The job of a life coach is to stand on the sidelines of their clients’ lives and offer support, encouragement, guidance, information, and assessment. A life coach who also offers depression coaching can provide plenty of help for clients who are suffering through sadness or temporary bouts of depression, grief, or loss.

They provide a safe place for clients to speak about their grief, loss, or causes of their depression. Provide friendly, supportive sessions with someone who will listen, provide feedback, and offer informed suggestions for improvement and enhancement. Help clients clarify and define those areas of life that need improvement, and help contribute to finding recovery.

A depression life coach also helps to take the client out of their past, and have them analyze their present, and look forward to their future.

I want to help others realize that while depression doesn’t have a cure, recovery and a better life is still very possible. Your depression may be a battle, but I want to help you fight it!

To learn more about “Keep Fighting Life Coaching” you can visit my website below. Coaching slots will be opening starting in April. You can start emailing now to inquire about reserving a spot.

*Jasmin Pierre is a Mental Health Activist, Motivational Speaker, and author of “A Fight Worth Finishing”. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana. Jasmin is constantly fighting for the rights of those suffering from depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. She is a future life coach, and aspires to continue writing, speaking, and encouraging others to never give up.

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