Prioritizing the Mental Health of Entrepreneurs
While many view entrepreneurship as a dream career, starting a venture from scratch can be risky, exhilarating, exhausting — sometimes all at the same time. As an entrepreneur, you are constantly under pressure to perform, meet deadlines and deliver results – which can ultimately take a toll on your mental health.
According to a study by the National Institute of Mental Health, 72% of entrepreneurs are directly or indirectly affected by mental health issues compared to just 48% of non entrepreneurs. These findings underscore the need for more support, and more importantly, tackling the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face when it comes to their mental health – asking for help.
Join Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) for a frank conversation with regional entrepreneurs about steps you can take to be proactive in your mental health journey, and what resources and support systems are available to help during difficult times.
Ryan Schwartz is a believer in the power of therapy, which is why he founded Mental Health Match, the world’s largest therapist-matching platform. Ryan is also co-founder of TherapistsDAO, a therapist community building the first large-scale clinic completely owned, governed, and designed by therapists. Prior to founding Mental Health Match, he was a communications strategist who used words and stories to bring people together and create social change.
Anthony Ware is a Mental Wealth Strategist and Principal at AWare Catalysts. He is the lead researcher, author, and publisher of The Founder Mental Wealth Report. During his 10+ years as a serial entrepreneur, Anthony has successfully launched 5 companies in multiple industries. Anthony has shared his insights and frameworks on mental wealth as a speaker, moderator, and panelist for audiences in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The diverse intersections of Anthony’s life experiences have helped him develop a deep level of empathy and grace. Anthony’s mission is to help historically excluded entrepreneurs and professionals build mental wealth, trust themselves, and make better decisions for their lives and businesses.