As part of the 1 in 4 Americans with a mental health disorder, I never actually lied about taking a sick day “because I’m not feeling well,” but I never told the truth either.
I didn’t want to tell my bosses that the reason I was skipping out on a work day was because I was hit with a depressive state, or because I had pulled out all my eyebrows staying up working late the night before and ran out of eye pencil, or because the “doctor appointment” I had was really to see my psychologist.
Arlan Hamilton is founder and managing partner of Los Angeles-based Backstage Capital, which has invested more than $5 million in 100 startups whose high-potential founders are people of color, women or LGBTQ. Two of those startups are in Minnesota, including Minneapolis-based HabitAware, the winner of the $50,000 grand prize in the 2018 MN Cup entrepreneurial competition, and the developer of a smart bracelet to make users aware of hair-pulling and other unwanted repetitive behavior.
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