How Depression Helped a Law Student Build a $300 Million Business

Annie Lawless

By James Mills, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

It is estimated that each year about 1 in 4 of us will suffer from some form of mental health problem. One of the most common conditions we experience is depression and it is very easy to label this as a bad and negative condition. There are, however, many legends who have succeeded in spite of depression and in the case of someone like entrepreneur Annie Lawless she actually succeeded because of the condition! In the space of five years, Annie went from dropping out of law school to founding Suja; a healthy drinks company, valued at $300 million. So how did she do it?

Depression Is a Warning Sign!