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One of the things that I love about the startup community. Is that when we see a problem, the community dives in headfirst to solve it. I love that startups have been far out in front of the mental health wave, one that really only caught on in the rest of America during COVID.
While I’ve spent the last week and a half talking to you about tips and tricks for mental health, I’m not a trained professional, but I know the benefit of having one. I strongly encourage all founders to find a great therapist. It’s not enough to talk to your friend or your significant other. Working with a trained therapist can bring real, positive change to your life.
I know this from personal experience. When I moved to Boulder in 2011, I was broken. And that’s a story for another time, but I found a therapist who saved my life. And I’ve been a huge proponent of it ever since. Fast forward a dozen years and I still make working with a therapist a priority.
The therapist I work with now, I found through SonderMind and yes, this is a shameless plug for a SpringTime portfolio company. At SpringTime, we believe in mental health so deeply that we’ve made three investments in this sector. SonderMind is great for finding the right therapist for you for one-on-one. Manatee is great for families. And Most Days is an awesome app for daily group support. And of course, there are a ton of other resources out there.
The point here is to find a trained therapist because you’ll get more out of it. You can work through things that are holding you back and free yourself to live to your fullest potential. It doesn’t have to be something forever. And, you know what, in the startup community, there’s no stigma around it. Go find that great therapist. Do that for yourself.
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