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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.
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.
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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
Techstars Startup Digest Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is curated by:
Andrea Perdomo Andrea Perdomo - Network Catalyst - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
andrea.perdomo@startupdigestmail.com
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