On this episode of the Family Business Voice, Jan Gerber, Chairman of Paracelsus Recovery in Zurich, speaks with Ramia about the cycle of addiction and why some family business members self-medicate to deal with stress in the workplace.
– A preventive approach, according to Gerber, is the most effective way for family business members to look after each other’s mental health, so awareness and communication are critical.
– Stress is the most significant trigger for anxiety – a key ingredient in mental health and addiction problems. We live in a world where both the young and old say they are under more stress than ever before.
– Family businesses in crisis should reach out for help. A professional can tell whether or not the situation constitutes a mental health crisis and, if it does, what can be done to address it.