In 2015 I remember having a discussion with an attendee for a Chief Human Resources Officer event where I discovered that Corporate America pay roughly $300bn per year in stress related illness. You get it right? That feeling on a Sunday night when your anxious and nervous about having to spend another week of work in a job that you don’t enjoy. And with stress, it can lead to depression, substance abuse and eventual suicide.
Modern day pressures include:
Graduates are entering the workplace with greater debt than ever before. So financial independence and retirement planning comes second to simply recovering from such huge debt.
Residual fear from the global recession meaning generations that suffered previously are taking less risk.
Overspending on the latest gadgets and fashion as a sign of success leads to credit card debt.
Commuting for up to 2 hours, twice a day leaves little room for yourself or your family.
Work/Life balance becoming more and more difficult as technology has enabled us to have permanent connection to the office.
To defeat the condition we must first understand the condition.
Like A Leader has partnered with the Brain & Behavior Research foundation to increase our knowledge and understanding of depression so that we may see the signs and administer appropriate treatments to reduce such a mentally debilitating problem.
I congratulate you for taking the first step in being part of the Like A Leader networking dinners and thank you for taking the time to read this message. Finally, if you choose to donate I thank you from the bottom of my heart.