My dear friend Carmen Pei shares about the loss of her mom who suffered with depression and took her own life. This is not a topic she shares openly very often. I asked if she would be vulnerable and courageous to speak about how the aftermath of mental illness has affected her life growing up in the hopes of helping someone else who feels alone, scared, ashamed, lonely, unworthy ... know that the answer doesn't have to be you ending your life. Thank you sweet Carmen for talking so openly about your mom, your journey and I am so proud of you, strong soul.
Today, Carmen and her husband Jon own a chain of boba tea stores in Texas called Fruitealicious.
If you go to their website and read the first few lines, you'll understand why people are in love, with the drinks, their mission and of course the people.