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Why I decided to dedicate my life to those going through depression and suicidal thoughts

While many people need help, mental health resources can be scarce at times. 350 million people around the world battle some form of depression. Suicide is also the 10th leading cause of death in the United states. The statistics on depression are currently rising.

My name is Jasmin Pierre. I have been an "Afro Punk" contributor for the majority of 2016. I am a self help book author, who writes about mental health, the majority of the time about depression, and suicide. Being a suicide survivor and currently in recovery from major depressive disorder, I understand the importance of awareness, and support, because depression is such a stigmatized illness.

Right now I am currently working on launching a business called "Keep Fighting Life Coaching", it will be dedicated to helping those battling depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. A "Depression Life Coach" can be an added addition, to someone who has already been diagnosed with depression and is currently seeking treatment. The mental health field SERIOUSLY needs more resources.

By the year 2030 depression is expected to be the second highest medical disability, right behind HIV, and AIDs. Currently, I am fundraising 1,600 dollars for my future business, on a crowd funding platform called "Indiegogo". If you're interested in helping me fund this cause please click the link below, and donate. Every little bit helps. Please help me save lives. Mental health matters.

By Jasmin Pierre*, AFROPUNK contributor

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keep-fighting-life-coaching-help...


*Jasmin Pierre is a mental health activist and the author of “A Fight Worth Finishing”. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana. Jasmin is constantly fighting for the rights of those suffering from major depressive disorder. She aspires to become a life coach and continue writing to encourage others to never give up.

Facebook: A Fight Worth Finishing
Twitter: @afightworthfin
Instagram: @afightworthfinishing

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