Entrepreneurs and Mental Health: Breaking Down the Stigma

WorkWell - 17322 Murphy Ave Irvine, 92614 Irvine
Wed, May 15, 2019, 6:00 PM (PDT)

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.



  • Ash Kumra

    Ash Kumra

    88.9FM Business Radio Host & Peak Mindful


Wednesday, May 15
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)


17322 Murphy Ave Irvine92614

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