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Three Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Remember When Dealing With Depression

Author Chris Myers writes in Forbes:

In the past two weeks alone, I’ve received over ten emails from people around the globe seeking advice for how to deal with the emotional roller coaster that is entrepreneurship.

With that in mind, I thought it might be an appropriate time to share an excerpt from my latest book, “Enlightened Entrepreneurship,” in the hope that it provides solace to fellow entrepreneurs who might be suffering from fear, depression, and anxiety.

Depression is a huge problem among entrepreneurs, and it's time we did something about it. I hope that sharing a few things I’ve learned along my entrepreneurial journey can help others navigate difficult situations as well.  Read More


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Depression in the Workplace - Infographic

Statistics on Depression:

  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.; more than 16 million people suffer from it annually.
  • For many people depression is a terminal illness and causes over 44,000 suicides in the U.S. every year.
  • In addition to causing great suffering to individuals and families, depression causes $210B in annual economic loss in the U.S.
  • 30% of entrepreneurs report experiences of depression in their lives.

CREDIT: Anxiety and Depression Association of America and 2-Minute Mind Check.

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Why Millennial Leaders Are Depressed And How to Fix That

According to Forbes, Millennials report suffering more than previous generations, and it’s impacting their abilities to lead and succeed in the workplace. Depression is a leading cause of both absenteeism and presenteeism. Absenteeism alone causes 23 billion dollars in lost productivity each year. Beyond finances, what makes the situation so grave is that 45% of mental health cases aren’t treatedRead more in this article by Kimberly Fries which offers strategies that can help to mitigate the impacts of depression on millennial leaders and the businesses and people who rely on them.

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The Holiday Blues: For Some, It’s Not “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

The Holiday Blues: For Some, It’s Not “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

by Ivan Hess -- For many San Francisco Bay Area employees, the forthcoming weeks are anything but wonderful. Instead, we suffer through long, last-minute lines in supermarkets and shopping malls, as our holiday fervor reaches a fever-pitch. Our December 13th event is aimed at helping folks for whom the holidays are the worst of times. Hosted by WeWork and organized by the ADAA (American Depression and Anxiety Association), NAMI-SF (National Alliance on Mental Illness-San Francisco), WeWork and Meru Health.  Hosted by WeWork Transbay (San Francisco). Free. Reserve a seat.