I write and publish a financial newsletter. Over the past two years, no less than three of my subscribers — all current or former finance industry workers — have taken their own lives. Each time, I was profoundly affected, because I nearly took my own life almost 20 years ago while working as a young trader at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. I know what that level of despair feels like.
All jobs have stress of some degree, but the stress associated with the finance industry is unique and very complex. At the top is performance anxiety. You either make money