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Startup Grind: Entrepreneurs and Mental Health: Breaking Down the Stigma
May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
uring Mental Health Awareness Week our panel will be discussing how we can breakdown the stigma of mental health in our community.
In an article written in TechCrunch in December of last year and according to a study by Michael Freeman, entrepreneurs are 50% more likely to report having a mental health condition, with some specific conditions being incredibly prevalent amongst founders.
2X more likely to suffer from depression
6X more likely to suffer from ADHD
3X more likely to suffer from substance abuse
10X more likely to suffer from bi-polar disorder
2X more likely to have psychiatric hospitalization
2X more likely to have suicidal thoughts
Starting companies and scaling them is inherently tremendous hard, mentally, physically and emotionally. The grind can be a toxic one, with dozens of factors all contributing to make it even more treacherous.