Mental Health Resources and Tools for Women of Color Entrepreneurs

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The data and statistics about mental illness and American entrepreneurs are simply staggering. The New Voices Foundation is committed to helping you – our community of women of color entrepreneurs – stay healthy, prioritize mental health and well-being, and recognize when intervention is needed to accomplish those goals.

The Statistics:

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental illness.” A recent study by Dr. Michael Freeman highlights that this reality is even more sobering for entrepreneurs nationwide, citing that “72% of entrepreneurs suffer from one or more mental health issues and 58% of entrepreneurs report feelings related to Imposter Syndrome.” 

Additionally, the #Tools4Founders campaign, suggests that entrepreneurs are:

  • 3x more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, and fear
  • 6x more likely to suffer from ADHD
  • 3x more likely to suffer from substance abuse
  • 10x more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder

Available New Voices Resources:

Several Learning Lab™ LIVE webinars can help you start your journey to prioritize your mental health and well-being. The following seven webinars are good to watch or rewatch to help you reflect on your personal mental health and wellness practices; get ideas on how to better care for yourself; and, discuss how you can put processes in place that will support sound mental health and wellness in your everyday life and in your business.

Other available tools and resources:

The journey to staying mentally fit is ongoing for all of us, and like any journey, it begins with a single step. Any of the resources listed here would be a step in the right direction. Find one or two that feel right for you and use them to start your journey toward becoming intentional about maintaining your mental health and wellness.