We received the following message from a former member of Profile who gave us permission to publish it:
I think a good message to share with everyone at Profile is to find something you love and fill your days with activities so you don’t have time to be depressed. I think that in the 9 months I was unemployed I really only let the depression get to me a couple of times. I think I had only two afternoons horizontal on the couch watching sad movies because I was feeling sorry for myself. I always trusted I would be okay, kept moving on, and tried to enjoy the time as much as possible.
Even though I didn’t get a job through Profile directly, I can’t say enough good things about it. My experience with Profile gave me hope, encouragement and confidence; pulled me out of my emotional slump; and made it possible to reach out to all my contacts and let them know I was available to help them out. That is how I eventually got back to work.