Dempris Gasque is passionate human rights advocate and best-selling co-author of “There Is No Health Without Mental Health Anthology: Men & Mental Health…Let’s Talk About IT!!” and “Words Speak; Hurt No More Anthology book of Poetry: A Compilation of Poetry Vol 2”. In 2018, Dempris launched Gasque & Co LLC, business development and digital marketing consulting firm that focuses on effectively teaching entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and mid-sized businesses how to scale their business and build relationships with their audience that is unique to each subgroup. Having been diagnosed with mental illness in 2018, Gasque sought to build a business that integrated an effective ecosystem prioritizing mental health by teaching entrepreneurs and business professionals how to develop business ventures that are a result of purpose and strive to impact the community as opposed to simply being a way of financial gain.
The former National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NC Executive Board Member and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) International member, also speaks about the crippling effects of fear and trauma, continuing to share his story of triumph and truth with his unique writing style to inspire underrepresented populations in the hopes of building a future that learns to embrace people of color. Hoping to inspire others having overcome discrimination, Gasque develops workshops and events to continue to raise awareness with various workshops, seminars, and events that integrate mental wellness practices. Most recently the CEO and Certified Business Consultant relaunched his blog on demprisgasque.com to further advocate for those oftentimes underrepresented and underserved.