Executives, professionals, and business leaders may display competence and success in their respective workplace, but the huge amount of pressures on them could pose alarming health challenges. There is a level of respect and confidence that executives and professionals feel are earned by giving all of yourself to your career — and burning the candle at both ends. While that “first one in, last one out” mentality may help you quickly climb the corporate ladder, it often leads to lack of self-care, resulting in mental health problems, substance use disorders, and other self-destructive behaviors.
If that sounds like you, please know that you are not alone. In fact, the NIH reports that 72% of entrepreneurs are impacted by mental illness, either directly or indirectly, as compared to 32% among a control group. Here at Roots, we understand that there is fear and uncertainty in bringing these concerns to your employer or colleagues. We provide a safe, confidential and comfortable environment for you to work on your mental and physical well-being, among peers and staff who understand your unique situation.
As a result of the stress and burnout caused by the demands at work, executives and professionals may experience some of the conditions below, especially when faced with a crisis:
If left untreated, such conditions may have a devastating impact on you and everyone in your life. Some of the damaging effects are strained social relationships, family misunderstandings and conflicts, decline in work productivity, and even loss of job. This is why it is much better to seek proper help as soon as possible to avoid further complications that could have regrettable effects on your well-being.
What are the symptoms of burnout?
How can Roots help us?
One of the reasons professionals don’t seek help is the fear that they won’t be understood, or that their condition will change the way the world views them. Finding a treatment center that can help you with your mental health or substance use issues, and provide an environment where you can heal among peers and staff who understand your position is critical. The vast majority of the people we help are working professionals who are going through the same thing you are, and our program focuses on helping you find a balance that will allow you to be successful long after treatment.
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If you need to find a place that feels comfortable and supportive, let Roots Through Recovery’s experienced clinicians and case management team work with you to help determine your next steps. We want you to have choices that will give you and your loved ones the best outcomes.