Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental health concerns in a given year.
In a recent study on mental heath and entrepreneurship, nearly half (49%) of the entrepreneurs surveyed reported suffering from at least one form of a mental health condition during their lifetimes.
About one third of entrepreneurs struggle with 2 or more mental illnesses.
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the workplace.
Entrepreneurs are 30% more likely to experience depression than their non-entrepreneurial counterparts.
Depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of $17 to $44 billion.
Mental Health and Physical Health are interconnected. Individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions.
Loneliness is an emerging workplace concern. 1 in 3 Americans are chronically lonely.
In the US. more women are even more likely than men to attempt suicide, however, men died by suicide 3.54x more often than women.
More than 90% of people who die by suicide show symptoms of a mental health condition.
World Health Organization [WHO]
"Are Entrepreneurs Touched with Fire"
[a study by Dr. Michael Freeman and researchers from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco]
American Society for Suicide Prevention [AFSP]
The Center for Workplace Mental Health [APAF]
National Alliance On Mental Illness [NAMI]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[CDC]