The Unspoken Truth About the Startup Ecosystem

🔎 The Unspoken Truth About the Startup Ecosystem: Founders Need to Take Better Care of Their Mental Health


Elon Musk. Mark Zuckerberg. Steve Jobs.

Many entrepreneurs have become household names. Our society glamorizes, even fetishes, the venture world and all its attendant glories—in no other field does the idea that a single person with a great idea can literally change the world seem more possible.


But there’s a dark side we often don’t talk about: Entrepreneurs are much more likely to suffer from mental health issues than the rest of us.


Founders are:

🔷 Twice as likely to suffer from depression

🔷 3x more likely to suffer from substance abuse

🔷 Twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts

In a survey of 300+ entrepreneurs, Hustle found that 70% of entrepreneurs don’t feel there are enough mental health resources out there. To make matters worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide. (WHO)

To learn more about the mental health challenges affecting founders, swipe through the file below. 👇

What do you think the venture world can do to help founders take better care of their mental health? Please share in the comments. 🗯️


Source: Sarah Cravatts


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