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Balance on the edge
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The Risks Are Real

We Need You… Stay With Us!

Recent suicides among famous people who we all assumed were; happy, wealthy, successful, popular, and content… have sadly brought stark new attention to this massive US crisis. It also greatly effects entrepreneurs, CEOs, thought leaders, adventurers, soldiers and everyday people alike.
Many of us are struggling feeling more alone, isolated, disconnected, sad... we aren now living in an epidemic and crisis.
One reason why we exist is to help prevent any further depression, despair, anxiety, and hopefully never a suicide. 
If we can help even one person to back away from that edge, we consider this a great success! 
The resources below are here to help you, we want you here with us.


According to a new study, approximately one half (49%) of entrepreneurs suffer from at least one form of mental health condition during their lifetimes. These include ADHD, bipolar disorder and a host of addictive disorders. Freeman’s research has shown that start-up business founders are:
• Twice as likely to suffer from depression
• Six times more likely to suffer from ADHD
• Three times more likely to suffer from substance abuse
• Ten times more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder
• Twice as likely to have a psychiatric hospitalization
• Twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts

Source: World Economic Forum weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/how-to-tackle-the-mental-health-crisis-in-entrepreneurship/

One Nation Under Stress follows Dr. Sanjay Gupta as he sets out to discover the link between the CDC’s reports of declining life expectancy and an increasingly stressed America. Now streaming on HBO TV.


Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%,
— Center for Disease Control - CDC

Startup founders are twice as likely to suffer from depression.
— U of San Francisco researcher Michael A. Freeman
In 2016, there were 44,965 recorded suicides, up from 42,773 in 2014, according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). On average, adjusted for age, the annual U.S. suicide rate increased 24% between 1999 and 2014... the highest rate recorded in 28 years!
— Wikipedia.org
On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. On average 123 people die from suicide in the US.
— Centers for Diseases Control, CDC

Founders are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts!
— U of San Francisco researcher Michael A. Freeman


Robin Williams Portraits

Robin Williams • 63 •  1951-2014

  • Comedian, actually a comic genius!

  • Movie + TV Star

  • Humanitarian + Philanthropist

  • Father

Died from Suicide

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Kate Spade • 55 •  1962 - 2018

  • Entrepreneur

  • Fashion designer

  • Creative

  • Mother

Died from suicide

 Chef Anthony Bourdain in downtown Toronto. (Photograph by Natalie Castellino)

Anthony Bourdain • 62 • 1956 - 2018 

  • Chef

  • Storyteller + Author

  • Global Adventurer

  • Father

Died from suicide


The suicide rate in the United States has seen sharp increases in recent years. Studies have shown that the risk of suicide declines sharply when people call the national suicide hotline: 800-273-TALK. There is also a crisis text line. For crisis support in Spanish, call 888-628-9454. Lines are staffed by a mix of paid professionals and unpaid volunteers trained in crisis and suicide intervention. The confidential environment, the 24-hour accessibility, a caller's ability to hang up at any time and the person-centered care have helped its success.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also provide contact information for crisis centers around the world. Please reach out and inform others too.

ZEN Hustlers provides these resources for entrepreneurs, founders and business professionals who are seeking balance on the edge in life. If you feel suicidal please contact the above professional resources and organizations, as we do not possess the necessary skills to fully assist you.
We wish you peace, calm and happiness in this one wild life.
~ Jared Brick