Six in 10 business leaders 'self-medicating' mental health issues

Nearly 80% suffering symptoms of mental ill-health

Adam Saville
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Six in 10 business leaders 'self-medicating' mental health issues

Many still reluctant to speak out about mental health, Bupa Global research shows

Research from Bupa Global as part of its Executive Wellbeing Index has revealed that as many as 64% senior business leaders who have experienced symptoms of mental ill-health during the pandemic have turned to potentially unhealthy coping mechanisms. Two in five board members in the UK have turned to alcohol or drugs during the crisis, while others have been using cigarettes or vaping, excessive exercise, over or under-eating, or gambling, the research shows. The study also revealed the extent...

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