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There Are Three Entrepreneur 'Personas,' But Only One Can Thrive As we move forward, leaders who are open about mental health struggles will create companies where fewer people fall through the cracks.

By Dan Murray-Serter

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In the world today, there are over 500 million entrepreneurs, making up about eight percent of the global population. While some might view entrepreneurship as a dream career full of excitement, it is not a road free from challenge. And yet, seldomly is light shed on a major hurdle many entrepreneurs encounter. This is the challenge of mental health.

In fact, according to a study by Michael Freeman, entrepreneurs are 50 percent more likely to report having a mental health condition. And yet, we still struggle to talk about it.

Breaking down the mental health of entrepreneurs