From Hurting To Healing: A Black Man's Guide To Feeling [Ebook]
Everything you need to know is in the video and description below...
In this ebook, I’m sharing my healing process for how I went from struggling with depression to flourishing mentally.
This is the ONLY ebook written by a millennial, Black man addressing how Black men can heal when dealing with breakups, depression, suicidal ideations, and more.
The tools and techniques I include in this book took me over 4 years and $3,000+ in therapy to learn. They're broken down in a concise, easy-to-understand manner, so you can go from reading to implementing in a matter of minutes.
If you can read, this book will help you heal. I truly believe if you apply what you learn and take the initiative to do research on your own, you will flourish.
- Depression and Suicidal Ideations
- Attachment Styles
What You Will Learn:
- The importance of affirmations (20+ affirmations included!)
- How to express yourself healthily
- My process for healing after a breakup
- How to identify depression
- My process for healing situational depression + suicidal ideations
- The benefits of crying
- How to identify anxiety
- My process for dealing with my anxiety
- How to identify your attachment style
- How to heal an unhealthy attachment style
- How to reparent yourself
- How to create a self-care plan
- How to ask for help
- ... and so much more
About The Author:
Kofi "Kizzle" Forson is a Mental Health Advocate and the founder of Express Yourself Black Man (XYBM), which is a platform dedicated to creating a space for Black people to express themselves healthily with the hopes of creating a community of healing. Before XYBM, Kizzle founded A Kizzle Brand in 2017, which is a project aimed at raising awareness for depression and helping people through difficult times. He has extensive experience learning how to heal and cope with breakups, depression, suicidal ideations, and anxiety. He has spent a significant amount of time in therapy, while simultaneously researching mental health and wellness practices for the Black community, specifically the Black man.
He’s been featured on BNC News for his work as the founder of Express Yourself Black Man and has dedicated his life to destigmatizing and demystifying therapy and mental health in the Black community. From Hurting To Healing: A Black Man's Guide To Feeling is his first ebook of many to come geared towards creating a more whole Black community with a strong emphasis on mental health and wellness practices.
I was 19 years old when I realized that I didn't want to be alive anymore. I didn't have the courage to kill myself, but I knew that I didn't want to be alive.
I was post-breakup with my first love, after about 5 years of being in a relationship from the ages of 14-19. This was the worst phase of my life and I was struggling mightily adjusting to my "new" reality.
I now know I was experiencing situational depression also known as reactive depression as a result of my failed relationship. What I didn't know at the time was how common situational depression and suicidal ideations are. I felt like I was alone. I truly believed no one understood me and that I was doomed to be miserable for the rest of my life, which is part of the reason why I didn't want to be alive anymore.
Every day I was waking up and faking it for society. I'd go to school and act like everything was okay, but when I got home I was crippled with sadness - this is called functional depression. A lot of us Black men are functionally depressed and don't even know it.
People who have functional depression are still able to function socially, but struggle with their depression when no one is around. That was me - I was struggling in silence.
I spent most of my days trying to avoid being alone because I knew once I was alone I wouldn't be able to stop myself from thinking about past traumatic events, which only led to me feeling worse.
I felt like I had no control over my mind and my mood. It didn't matter how well the day went, once I got home it could and would change for the worse instantly.
Back then, I would rate my day at school and my day at home separately. I would almost always have a better rating for my day at school than I did at home. I just couldn't shake how I felt. If you're reading this and wondering, "Am I depressed," please see the following symptoms I curated based on what I was experiencing.