secretleaders | Damian Bradfield & Matt ‘Mills’ Miller: Mental Health and Entrepreneurship Live

Damian Bradfield & Matt ‘Mills’ Miller: Mental Health and Entrepreneurship Live

Mental health disorders are the global epidemic of our times and according to WHO, the instances of anxiety, depression and suicide rates are climbing, globally. On this special live episode of Secret Leaders, two amazing guests, Damian Bradfield and Mills, open up about their personal experiences with mental health.

“I’ve come to realise now that everyone has some form of mental health without a doubt. And actually, the more I talk openly about it, the more I realise that many people are in a similar situation. I’m not special in that respect, dealing with life, dealing with being married, having kids, growing up, companies, losing money is hard.”

In the words of the iconic Steve Jobs, the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who actually do. But that comes at a price.

“Startup founders are estimated to be twice as likely to suffer from depression, six times more likely to suffer from ADHD, three times more likely to suffer from substance abuse, ten times more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder, twice as likely to have a psychiatric hospitalisation and twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts than the general public.”

Join us as we do our best to shine a light on the seriousness and severity of mental health without losing touch with the lighter things, and learn the tips, tricks and hacks to dealing with mental health issues from two incredibly successful entrepreneurs.

We chat about:

  • Why the image of success sets us up for failure
  • How their mental health disorders manifest
  • Growing a company and living with ADHD
  • Their reasons for going to a therapist
  • Company culture and mental health
  • The link between depression, anxiety and control


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The Secret Leaders podcast features interviews with key figures from the UK tech and creative ecosystem. From entrepreneurs (both early and latter stage), to journalists, VCs - and even royalty - the series profiles those who have helped shape the nation's culture of innovation and growth.

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