72% of entrepreneurs suffer from mental health issues (IOL)

It takes self-belief, commitment, and mental fortitude. Being an entrepreneur is taxing in so many various ways. The challenges are constant whether it is raising capital, customer queries, managing staff or inconsistent income. South African entrepreneurs in particular face added challenges such as load shedding, rising interest rates and high fuel prices that harm the productivity of businesses and as a result profit margins. All these factors affect the mental well-being of entrepreneurial leaders. It is easy to take your mental health for granted when you are preoccupied with the other facets of building a thriving entrepreneurial enterprise. According to a study conducted by UC Berkeley, up to 72% of entrepreneurs were found to have some kind of mental health issue. Click here to read full article