Nick Jonsson, managing director of EGN Singapore, has experienced executive loneliness himself but what led him to embark on a mission to open up about mental health issues is when he lost his dear friend to suicide.

According to a poll done by him with the participation of the members of EGN Singapore, he found that out of 56 anonymous respondents, 30% had suffered work-related depression. Mental health disorders can be just as dangerous as physical illnesses, and your age or seniority won’t help you.

That means there is no one you can talk to openly about what is ailing you. The problem is likely worse for men as they are not encouraged to show their emotions.

Nick Jonsson, managing director of EGN Singapore | Published on The Straits Times, MAY 31, 2020, 1:52 AM SGT

As seen in The Straits Times – <https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/lonely-leaders>