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According to a study, 72% of entrepreneurs have mental health issues

72% of entrepreneurs have mental health problems. This is the warning of a Berkeley University study which found that entrepreneurs are 2 times more likely to commit suicide.

The study adds to a study from the United States published in HubSpot which found that a majority of company founders have mental health problems. This study shows that 63% of CEOs of companies have burnout syndrome; 59% of them suffered from anxiety, 47% from depression; 24%, attention deficit; 14% abuse substances and 3% are bipolar.

The study also shows that 8 out of 10 company founders say that there is a stigma in society around mental health and 70% of them admit that there are not many support resources on mental issues.

ways to avoid mental health problems

Alejandro Artacho, CEO and founder of startup Spotahome, explains that the entrepreneur “always needs to be strong, calm, with a smile… and available. The upside shows weakness and that doesn’t match her figure inside and outside the company.” account. Often, he is portrayed as an invincible hero, a rockstar.” However, as he cautions, the reality of the startup lies behind the character to which one is enslaved, it can be completely different if one is not aware that the venture can sometimes wreak silent havoc on the individual. Is.

Among the tips experts give to help entrepreneurs improve their mental health, they highlight prioritizing meditation, sports, food and sleep. Similarly, he believes that it is important to reset the value system that one has and prioritize those that define what success is for an individual. According to him, “It is important to invest in the permanent rather than the temporary, to live more in the present, as the startup world creates anxiety as it lives in the future most of the time and to control your calendar and not leave the other Way.”

In this sense, he draws attention to the use of technology and believes that the use of social networks should inevitably be reduced and one should be more aware of what is consumed in reading. “To be a good leader, you must first lead yourself… Be a conscious leader. With calm comes clarity and with clarity comes confidence,” he adds.

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