Startups, stress, and depression don’t have to be joined at the hip
Startup founders are stressed and anxious.
The media and the community perpetuate the image of a miracle worker at the edge of what is possible. Naturally, focus and hard work do drive innovation, but most of the anxiety and identity struggles reduce bandwidth, create inner conflict and sometimes mental illness.
Founders, startups, and the whole community need to prioritise mental wellness and signal how sustainable...