Opinion: Perry Appleton's Claire Russell on mental health in business

Claire Russell

When I began my insurance broking career at just 17, I did not imagine that I would still be here 23 years later. But then, I also did not imagine having a mental breakdown in my 30s. 

In my 20s I recall discussing mental health with friends, saying: “I’m not the type of person to have mental health problems.” I believed that then – I felt invincible, I was sure I could do anything I wanted. It never occurred to me that I might have a chink in my armour. 

It no longer surprises me that I have

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