This year I went through the longest and darkest depressive episode of my life and i have had many but this was by far the worst, where I literally lost everything my MBA stalled, my business stalled, I lost all my friends the only thing left to loose be my life.
March of this year I was to kill myself and a few days before that the thought crossed my mind that I wished I knew exactly what depression was like.
I live in Nairobi Kenya and mental illness is not talked about case in point when I spoke out this year my family accused me of pretending, lying, being lazy and being a burden and cut me off financially knowing that I don't have a cent to my name. They have gone a step further and convinced my entire extended family that I am lying so no one is talking to me at the moment leave alone supporting me.
After surviving the suicide day I remembered how I wished I knew more on mental illness and decided to journal my recovery and write a book to give that person who is in the same position I was in some comfort that they are not alone nor crazy.
The book is complete, I sent it to the Eliezer Tristan Publishing house and they liked my manuscript but advised that I would need book coaching to fine tune the book to have it published.
Please support me on my book coaching journey to allow me to share my story with the 11million other Kenyans dealing with mental illness in silence, shame and stigma.
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