WSJ: Beyond the Confetti: The Dark Side of Startup Success

Brandon Truaxe started a Toronto-based beauty brand, which attracted a cult following. His boyfriend blamed heavy drug use for his increasing troubles and eventual death.

“Many founders and early-startup executives are striving to build pioneering businesses while wrestling with issues like anxiety, drug addiction, insomnia, depression and binge eating…

“Entrepreneurs were 50% more likely to report having a lifetime mental-health condition and reported significantly higher rates of depression, attention-deficit disorder, substance abuse and bipolar disorder…”

Full article here, probably behind the paywall.

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