Ben's mental health blog series part 2
I recently saw a presentation from BeyondBlue, and followed that up with a meeting on organising workshops for the small business community in Adelaide.
This presentation and discussion centred around a study on small business and mental health, and the findings should not be ignored or downplayed.
25% of people will deal with Anxiety. 17% of people will deal with Depression. 8 people die daily from Suicide. These are broad population stats. BeyondBlue launched Heads Up specifically for small business... check it out. Mark Aiston hosts a segment on Radio Adelaide specifically aimed at discussing mental health in small business. I admire him because he's been so up-front about his journey, it's an inspiration and support to others. This issue is so important, and resources are out there to help you through whatever you're feeling.
I am not a medical professional, but I will listen to you if you need someone to talk with. Get in touch as you need.
Below is another article from Smart Company's Eloise Keating on some places to look for resources and support.