Online Resources For Creative Entrepreneurs Struggling With Manic Depression
One aspect of entrepreneurship that people are finally starting to open up about is the dark side: mental health woes. Many people who are not entrepreneurial also struggle to maintain good mental health; however, it is very common for people who are risking everything to follow their passions to struggle with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
If you have been looking for help, but are not sure if you can afford it or have the time for it because you are a creative entrepreneur, here is a list of online resources.
This texting-based therapy app allows you to talk to a licensed therapist in the comforts of your own home or office. Therapy can be as low at $25/week depending on your plan, as opposed to the $75-$150 in-person sessions. Texting also allows for convenience and anonymity.
Similar to Talkspace, BetterHelp allows you to talk to a therapist at home. The platform allows you several ways to communicate with your therapist, including texing, video chat and phone call. Plans range from $35-$70 per week.
3. The Mighty
The Mighty is a place for people facing health challenges to connect, share their stories, and follow topics they care about. This could be a great place to start if you are trying to see if you need to go see a therapist or if you are seeking a sense of community. It is also great just to read articles from other people who are dealing with mental illness.
4. BexLife on YouTube
If you are interested meditation, but are not sure how to get started or if you have the time, BexLife has an amazing guided meditation series called "You Have 5 Minutes For Meditation" that I think every entrepreneur should check out. It's great for people with very busy minds.
P.S. You should always make time for your mental health. It should be a non-negotiable.