It can get lonely :)
https://zenfounder.com/category/episodes/ I haven't listened to any but heard great things about it.
pinging about https://www.solocity.net
trying to jump start such a community
Co-working spaces are great!
This is a great issue, there's a gigantic mental health issue that nobody wants to talk about. I think that the best is to watch out for great Psychology Researchers like Jordan B. Peterson or Brian R. Little.
But if you are searching for a community, The School of Life or Daily Stoic. There are also some great Reddit Channels.
But if you need to talk to people I will recommend you to go to offline meetups about the subject, or maybe start one, I think many will be interested.
What a great question @danr (hoping to check back for other people's suggestions).
I ended up accidentally finding a good community locally (a non-profit in an industry unrelated to my project, but still filled with passionate people who can appreciate mental stress / venting); I decided to volunteer with this community and it massively helps to just blurt ideas out loud with caring folks.
I'm sorry this isn't a helpful answer, so I hope other people contribute answers that are more accessible to online people. If you're comfortable sharing, I'd be super interested to hear where you tried looking for startup mental support / any attempts that worked better than others?
I just came across this site that might be of interest to you https://happify.com/
@danr, this is one of the main things we’re trying to accomplish with radicallymarginal.com, but we JUST launched and don't have a community yet. But I'd be happy to chat with you if you'd like :)
We’re still very much in the steering phase, and I'd super love to get some feedback about what someone like yourself is looking for. The "life coaching alternative" is just one possible angle.
When we moved our office into wework we wanted a way to give back to the community. So we started a movement called Yeah Good Thanks (https://yeahgoodthanks.co/about-yeahgoodthanks/). It was about getting people to talk about their journey to success. Unfortunately, the web designer we used lost everything and the site has fallen apart / looks unprofessional. (If anyone can help to rebuild it let me know). Through this process we fast learned that there are a huge number of entrepreneurs who go through massive ups and downs. I know because I've been through it. Anyhow, the best thing to do is talk about it and share your experiences with others. I honestly think the community on IH is a super compassionate one and everyone here is willing to listen, learn and help wherever they can.
This article might be helpful too https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/how-to-tackle-the-mental-health-crisis-in-entrepreneurship/
Oh man. Sorry to hear about your web designer. But your about page make me smile. It reminds me of the 90s 😁
A place to talk about your mental health and challenges as a founder