WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP RIGHT NOW
In any given year, 1 in 5 North Americans will personally experience a mental health problem or illness including depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. We're here to put a stop to this. Entrepreneur's Thriving was founded to advocate for, educate and support entrepreneurs living with depression as a specific mental health issue.
HELP SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH RECLAIM THEIR LIVES!
Depression doesn't choose a gender, age, country or job; it affects everyone and anyone. Right now, 3 in 10 entrepreneurs are living with this illness. It's quite possible, and very likely that you know at least one person affected and see its negative effects.
Even more entrepreneurs are being affected by the challenges they face during COVID 19.
There are an estimated 8.8 million entrepreneurs living with depression in North America (up to 200 million worldwide). Of course, that only accounts for the courageous ones who brave the stigma and report their condition. Even Entrepreneur's Thriving's own founder Damian M. Reid lived with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) since his teens. It was his personal experience that inspired him to help others overcome their own struggles.
Entrepreneurs are some of the most overworked and underpaid. They work longer hours than the typical 9 to 5 and don't usually pay themselves first. Since their business is their baby, they also put their blood, sweat, and tears, and then some, into it. But hard-working can also turn into an obsession, and when goals created don't actualize, the disappointment can be debilitating. With so many hours spent at work, freedom to spend more time with friends and family on the things that truly matter moves further and further away.
Did you know that depression is the most common illness among those who die from suicide, with approximately 60% suffering from this condition? In addition, entrepreneurs are underinsured and lack access to disability and employment Insurance benefits, which means even if they need help, they can't always afford it. But YOU can help.
WHAT YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT GOES TO FUND:
1. Resources, including:
- Article, video and resource library
- Tips and suggestions based on self-assessment
- Links to offsite complimentary resources
2. Virtual group sessions:
- Free webinar sessions (audio only)
- Anonymous webinar participation
- Run by trained/certified volunteers
- Triad support groups (mentor: 2 clients)
3. One-to-one support:
- Multi-discipline (modality agnostic)
- Discounted and/or subsidized rates
- Virtual (audio/video)
- Direct billing
WHAT YOU CAN HELP WITH
As a non-profit, we need people like you to succeed. We are looking for volunteers to be on the board of directors, lead group sessions and mentor. We are also interested in hearing from service providers of all modalities to serve our entrepreneurs. Contact us at [email redacted] for more information on how to volunteer or to provide your services.
Damian M. Reid is the founder of the unregistered non-profit "Entrepreneurs Thriving". He is also the founder and CEO of Amorvita Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, as well as Damian M. Reid International. He has used his experience in a positive way to lead many advanced leadership and personal development programs, and has helped clients make significant, positive changes in their professional and personal lives. Every day he works to make a difference by helping people pursue their passions and create the life they love. This includes having a successful business, as well as a fulfilling personal life. Damian's greatest passion is making a real difference with entrepreneurs, who he believes are the most courageous people on the planet. DMRI provides business owners with real solutions and pathways to the FREEDOM they desire, and deserve.
Be a part of the solution right now. Help fight depression.