Entrepreneurs and Mental Health: Breaking Down the Stigma

May 16, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 AM

Mental Health Awareness Week is May 13 – 19 2019. “Research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year,” explains the MHF, “and stress is a key factor in this.” As part of its attempts to further open dialogue about mental health in our community of Startups and Entrepreneurs we are bringing our community together to talk about how its ok not to be ok.

In-person event

About this event

During Mental Health Awareness Week our panel will be discussing how we can breakdown the stigma of mental health in our community.

In an article written in TechCrunch in December of last year and according to a study by Michael Freeman, entrepreneurs are 50% more likely to report having a mental health condition, with some specific conditions being incredibly prevalent amongst founders.

Founders are:

2X more likely to suffer from depression

6X more likely to suffer from ADHD

3X more likely to suffer from substance abuse

10X more likely to suffer from bi-polar disorder

2X more likely to have psychiatric hospitalization

2X more likely to have suicidal thoughts

Starting companies and scaling them is inherently tremendous hard, mentally, physically and emotionally. The grind can be a toxic one, with dozens of factors all contributing to make it even more treacherous. 

If we recognize and embrace our weaknesses and support one another in our imperfections, we will start seeing a healthier more sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Startup Grind OC is here to support YOU and your startup.

Check out what happened

Panelists

  • Daniela Luzi Tudor

    WEconnect Health Management

    Co-Founder & CEO

  • Berké Brown

    iGymLifestyle

    Founder & CEO

  • Ravi Sharma

    OOTify

    Co-Founder and CEO

Moderator

  • Ash Kumra

    88.9FM Business Radio Host & Peak Mindful

When

When

Thursday, May 16, 2019
1:00 AM – 4:00 AM UTC

Agenda

1:00 AMMingle | Munch | Beer!
1:45 AMFireside Chat
4:00 AMThank Yous | Goodnight

Organizers

  • Jessica Acosta

    SmartSpace AI

    Director, Startup Grind OC/Irvine

  • TJ Kinion

    Sofar Ocean

    Co-Director, Startup Grind OC/Irvine

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Dell Technologies

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