July 29, 2020

Kaivan Faria- Young Entrepreneur, Founder of Ask Winston: "One minute he's there, the next minute I'm doing his eulogy in front of 400 people I don't know"

Kaivan Faria- Young Entrepreneur, Founder of Ask Winston: "One minute he's there, the next minute I'm doing his eulogy in front of 400 people I don't know"

In this episode of The Rut, I sit down with young entrepreneur, co-founder of AskWinston, Kaivan Faria. 

Kaivan rang me up when I launched the podcast to say he wanted to share his story for the first time publicly because it’s one which will effect a huge amount of people. 

In September 2017, Kaivan’s best friend Richard committed suicide suddenly and it shook him to the core. The after effect of someone so close to you committing suicide left Kaivan struggling with his mental health, wondering why it all happened in the first place. 

We discuss:

👉 the before and aftermath of Richard’s suicide. Did Kaivan foresee the tragedy that was to unfold?

👉 how suicide effected his mental health

👉 his reflections on maybe seeing the signs that Richard was struggling

👉 the pressures of entrepreneurship, fundraising and ‘the process’


This is the first episode we've has recorded with someone who has been so candid about the knock on effects that suicide has on someone’s immediate and wider network. 

So, here’s Kaivan’s story so please leave all judgment at the door. 

If you're affected by this episode please reach out to The Samaritans on 116 123.

If you're affected by this episode please reach out to The Samaritans on 116 123.

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