Leading companies invest in mental health.
Let’s be frank – there is no doubt that mental health can be a challenge as an entrepreneur. Today we have ample research to support that, despite its glamorization,
Entrepreneurship is negatively correlated with mental health
72% of entrepreneurs are directly or indirectly affected by mental health issues compared to just 48% of non-entrepreneurs. That’s according to a study by the National Institute of Mental Health. 49% of entrepreneurs deal with mental health issues directly while only 32% of others experienced them. Similarly, 23% of entrepreneurs have family members who face these issues compared to just 16% of others with family members who face these same types of issues. Comparative studies for Africa simply do not exist.
The 7 Biggest Psychological Hurdles Of Entrepreneurship
1. Stress and lack of self-care;
2. Doubt. And so much uncertainty;
3. Social isolation;
4. Shame and stigma perpetuated through “impression mana