BALANCE ON THE EDGE
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Crisis

The Risks Are Real

We Need You... Stay With Us!

Tragically, recent suicides among people who we assumed were happy, wealthy, successful and content, have brought stark new attention to this major US crisis effecting entrepreneurs, CEOs, thought leaders, adventurers, soldiers and people. People are feeling more alone, isolated, disconnected and sad... we are in an epidemic and crisis now!
One reason why ZEN Hustlers exists is to help prevent further depression, despair, anxiety and hopefully never a suicide. 
If we can help even one person to back away from the edge, we consider this a great success!  


DATA DOESN'T LIE

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

ZEN Hustlers We've Lost

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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


REACH OUT... MAKE THIS CALL

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.


ZEN Hustlers provides free resources for entrepreneurs, founders and business professionals who are seeking balance on the edge. If you feel suicidal please do not contact us, but reach out to the above professional contacts above, we do not possess the skills to assist you. We wish you peace, calm and happiness.