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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In today’s world where uncertainties and stress rule the world,
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In today’s world where uncertainties and stress rule the world, it has become imperative to address mental health and wellbeing. This month’s articles will focus on ways and means to improve mental health in your organization as well as personally. Supporting and prioritizing our wellbeing is lucrative in creating an inclusive culture and ecosystem.

Combat stress from overwork

In the time of Corona, remote workers put in a reported 2 hours overtime every single day. That kind of stress calls for long-term action. Support your mind and body from the inside out by optimizing your nutrition. Noom is a tech-based app that uses AI, live coaches, and behavioral psychology to get you feeling good and energetic again. Click here to get the free trial.

Meet TechCrunch at Disrupt online and save 15%

TechCrunch DisruptTechCrunch Disrupt is 100% virtual this year and will be action packed with content over 5 days from September 14-18. Our networking platform opens up next week with opportunities to meet other attendees, speed network and watch some pre-event content to get you excited for the real deal! Now’s the time for you to grab your passes before early bird pricing ends on Friday and you can even take another 15% off with code TECHSTARS15.
Mental Health in the Workplace
This is the time where we should be looking after the wellbeing of our work colleagues, communities  and ourselves.  Here are 4 ways you can look after your team in times of stress. 
First-aid tips for the workplace: How to look after your team in times of stress | The Social Enterprise Magazine - Pioneers Post

Entrepreneurship and Mental Health
Entrepreneurs are so passionate about what they are creating — and often, so fearful of letting their team and investors down — they will do almost anything to realize their startup’s potential. Stories of entrepreneurs forgoing sleep, friendships, family relationships, exercise, and good nutrition for their startups are the norm in today’s culture. This approach however can lead to chronic stress, which wreaks havoc on entrepreneurs’ physical and mental health. This HBR article tells you how to address this problem.
Passion for Your Startup Doesn’t Have to Mean Constant Stress

Techstars launched a series on the entrepreneurship journey to mental wellness and is very inspiring and transformational - Check it out here!
Entrepreneurship & Mental Health | Techstars Entrepreneur's Toolkit
This original 4-part documentary series focuses on the most common mental health issues facing entrepreneurs, told through the stories of some remarkable people — and the mental health professionals who work with people in need.
Interesting Read
Our hope is to encourage people to overcome stigmas and address mental illness and stress issues. This short video tells you how you can support this cause. Did you know that doing good is good for you? Kindness matters.
Kindness Matters - Mental Health Foundation - Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Kindness Matters - Mental Health Foundation - Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

How Global Insurance Brand MetLife is Partnering with Startups to Power Innovation in Financial Wellness

Join MetLife’s innovation office, Techstars and financial wellness startup, Zogo Finance on August 18 at 12pm ET for an online Ask Me Anything to learn what successful startup engagement really looks like. MetLife’s Chief Innovation Officer John Geyer, and VP of Innovation Terrance Luciani will share how they are teaming up with startups to drive new value across their business and are developing multiple POCs and pilots. Save your spot!
Techstars Startup Digest Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is curated by:
Andrea Perdomo Andrea Perdomo - Network Catalyst - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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