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Jason Swanson
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You never know when or what...

  “I hope I don’t get sick. I don’t want to get sick.” Little did I know that those two sentences were a warning. I mean, no one wants to get sick, but when you are going on your first deep-sea fishing trip for 6 hours, it is a common thing to say or hear during your excitement heading to the pier. It’s not one of those in-your-face warnings. After weeks of planning, and months of being forced to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, I booked a fishing trip for my nephews and I and invited a couple...

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Mental Health Care Innovator "Mindstrong Health" Secures New Financing (TechCrunch.com)

“…1 in 25 [US adults] experience serious mental illness, and the pandemic is making these numbers worse. Meanwhile, more than 60% of US counties don’t have a single practicing psychiatrist.” – Joe Lansdale, founder of 8VC and Mindstrong Health investor. What is Mindstrong Health? It’s a healthcare innovation company that is dedicated to transforming mental health using tech. The company recently appointed former Uber exec Daniel Graf as CEO, which seems to signal that they want to “lead from the front” in terms of implementing the technology of today (and tomorrow) in order to expand their care capabilities both now...

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Mental Health Awareness in the Digital World (VentureBeat.com)

  “…I figured we should put our professional experience together with our personal experience and see if we can try and help people.”– Leo Zullo, chairman and co-founder of Safe In Our World According to FinancesOnline.com, there will be approximately 2.6 billion video game players worldwide in 2020, up from nearly 2.5 billion in 2019. In a world that currently has 7.8 billion people living in it, you don’t have to be a math major to deduce that video gamers aren’t really loner minority that we’ve always been led to believe. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, as the number...

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NJ-based Mental Health-Focused Nonprofit Creates a Virtual Fundraiser (App.com)

“We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed…”– Shore House, a nonprofit mental health support center in Long Branch, NJ Our mental health is one of the most important things that we possess as individuals. This is a very simple fact that far-too-often gets buried in the rigmarole of daily life as we wade through our routines, passing from one stressor to another. The current crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated life even further in a...

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