Love Yourself Love Your Business

Where Mental Wellness for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs is a MOVEMENT.

Let's Create Entrepreneurial Mental Health Awareness

Use Social Media For Social Good

Let’s encourage fellow small business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers in our social networks to courageously talk about mental health.  Together, we will raise awareness and smash the stigma around having these conversations.

Why do this?

Somewhere in the world, perhaps close to home there is an entrepreneur who has experienced hushed tones and avoidance when words like "depression" "bipolar" "addiction" etc. were brought up in networking situations. There's likely been a business colleague who has been brushed off with dismissive words such as, "everyone is stressed because of work." And sadly some of the amazing innovators we've read about, admired, and bought into their brands, didn't get support in time to understand the value of their life.

By creating this awareness on social networking platforms where people communicate on a daily basis, we can let our business peers who are still suffering in silence know that’s there’s hope, help, and support.

There are so many ways to create more social good in this world, here's a starting point.

Here’s How to Co-lead the Effort Together

Share your personal narratives and stories about 1) how you manage your mental health, or 2) how you’ve been affected by the mental health challenges of loved ones or 3) how you have shown support to colleagues, family/friends who are affected by mental health concerns.

Add your text to a graphic below, post a video, write a blog, record a podcast, whatever works for you. 

Use the hashtag:  #EntrepreneursTalkAboutIt 

You can also add the following hashtags: #mentalhealth #loveselflovebiz #mentalhealthawareness #smashthestigma


Use these social media images to help spread awareness that's it's ok for entrepreneurs and business owners to talk about mental heath. Let's create stigma-free workplaces!


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]