Mental Health Resources for Entrepreneurs & Creative Professionals

Being a creator can be a rollercoaster. The highs are high, the lows are low, and there is a constant sense of being different, which can lead to profound loneliness. Below are a few resources to help you on that journey.

But first, a word on art: I believe we're saturated in books, podcasts, and other "just work harder" content that's masquerading as self-help. Find a skilled coach or therapist, and spend time with art: a great work of fiction, a beautiful movie, an amazing album, or a quiet museum. In other words, don't forget to feed your creative soul.

Transitions: Making Sense Of Life's Changes

William Bridges

My favorite book regarding how to make sense of life's changes and navigating confusing times. Actual research was involved.

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Elizabeth Gilbert

This book speaks to the mystery and magic of creating. Where do ideas come from? What do we do with them when they arrive? Whimsical yet grounded. A life-giving and empathetic read for creators.

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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

Steve Martin

A transparent and, of course, funny look at the nature of "making it." Full of wisdom, empathy, compassion, and candor. Audiobook for this one.

Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

Anne Helen Petersen

A critique of the unspoken work culture that Millennials were brought into and continue to foster: being always on, a deep sense of precarity, and inevitable burnout. More observational than research-driven, full of insights and moments of, "Oh wow, I'm glad someone finally put that into words."

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Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Brené Brown

All of her work is exceptional. This book, in particular, speaks to the idea of belonging and standing alone, the latter of which is inherent to entrepreneurship, and the former of which is conspicuously absent.

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The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

Dave Grohl

The lead singer of the Foo Fighters writes with candor, warmth, vulnerability, and joy. This book doesn't shy away from mental health, rather it leans right in. A "You're not alone" book for creators of all kinds. Audiobook for this one.

DIY Mental Health


Meditation can be profound if you dig in. My favorite meditation app is Headspace because it takes you beyond pop-psychology and teaches you why mindfulness helps and how to do it.

Government of Western Australia

This is an incredible, free resource full of research-based mental health protocols using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It's not for everyone, but it can be a wonderful supplement.

Help Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

United States


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to:

741741 (US & Canada)

85258 (UK)

50808 (Ireland)

You're not alone. I work with Entrepreneurs & Creatives who are experiencing...

  • I started my own thing, now what? 
  • Where do I spend my energy when there is so much to do? 
  • I feel like I'm on an island.
  • How do I make wise decisions, knowing each has significant opportunity costs?
  • How do I achieve that goal I’ve been thinking about?
  • How do I get unstuck? 
  • How can I improve our company culture?
  • How can I increase team unity?
  • What leadership styles will work best for my team?
  • I feel like I'm coming apart at the seems. What is happening to me? 
  • I don't know what kind of help I need, but I know I need help.

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