I found this article very poignant, and it really resonated with me that often start up business owners have to motivate themselves each and every day, they don't have anyone else to share the burden or to tell them to go home and get some rest. You deal with the highs the lows and the sleepless nights all on your own. No wonder there is a high instance of depression. Make sure you are getting the right sort of support before it happens, you need to make sure you take care of yourself.
I’m stating the obvious here, but being an entrepreneur is tough. Running a startup can consume you, bringing with it a heady mix of stratospheric highs and crushing lows. One day you can feel on top of the world, like you can accomplish anything, and the next your confidence is shot and you lack the energy to even get out of bed. Psychiatrist and entrepreneur Michael A. Freeman agrees. He suggests that entrepreneurial people are energetic, motivated and creative, and it’s these traits that make them more prone to strong emotional states such as depression, hopelessness, worthlessness and loss of motivation. I didn’t notice mental illness affecting my work until it was almost too late.