INDVSTRVS: Executives Global Network Managing Director Singapore Nick Jonsson says business leaders are suffering increased levels of depression, anxiety and isolation during the coronavirus crisis and shares methods executives can use to safeguard mental health and well-being.
"The World Health Organization estimates that globally, some 264 million people are affected by depression. These numbers will almost certainly grow as a result of the fears and uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. Senior leaders suffering depression and anxiety — not least, those running regional satellite offices of MNCs — often feel they’ve no one to discuss their own problems with. They are expected to be almost superhuman, to have all the answers and to be the ‘rock’ their employees can always depend upon for guidance. But who can the leader turn to?"