Mental health conversations
Going off-script in your career is not something that happens for everyone. Naturally mental health becomes part of the conversation, something Verkindt is grateful we’re finally talking about.
However, she worries if people focus too much on the idea of mental health over the practical realities of it, we risk not addressing root problems.
“We can’t ignore the fact that if you’re in an early stage startup, and you have no revenue, and you don’t have a huge cushion, you have to hustle and work late,” Verkindt said of the huge potential for burnout in startups. “You’re not going to be in balance. You’re not going to be working nine to five.”