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Go to therapy 🧠 (Startup Watching #217)

Happy Friday Watchers, Today is national mental health day in the states (or something like that) so
Go to therapy 🧠 (Startup Watching #217)
By Andrew Askins • Issue #217 • View online
Happy Friday Watchers,
Today is national mental health day in the states (or something like that) so I thought I’d talk a little bit about my experience with therapy.
I’m currently seeing an incredible therapist. I found him shortly after I broke up with my girlfriend of two years when I was, it’s safe to say, reeling. I trust him more than I have ever trusted anyone, and therapy has become a key part of my life.
A great therapy session feels like a massage for your soul.
But it took me a long time to get here. I’ve seen some absolute quacks. One guy was thoroughly convinced his dreams could predict the future. He was also an old white guy who had given himself a Native American name…
At times I still get a little nervous talking about mental health. Will my new employee be nervous about what she’s getting into if I tell her I can’t do a team dinner tonight because of therapy? Will the new girl I’m dating feel like I’m oversharing if I mention I just came from a great therapy session?
But I want to do my small part to end the stigma. Because understanding your mind is just as important as understanding your body.
It can be expensive and time consuming to find the right fit (and the right fit is super important). But if you need help, I hope you do it. It’s an investment in yourself that will pay for itself over and over again. If you don’t need help? Do it anyway. Everyone needs some help. And you can learn a lot about yourself even when your brain is healthy.
Therapy is the shit. Give it a try. Hit reply if you have any questions about ADHD, anxiety, therapy or startups. I’d love to chat with you.
Cheers from Charleston ✌️
P.S. I’m working on several blog posts I hope to share soon with insights from my therapy sessions.

These notes from an MIT lecture with Jonny Sun and Bo Burnham are 🔥🔥🔥. #mental-health
Mia Stegner
@jonnysun Posted these on Instagram but gonna drop them here too! I’ve probably thought about this talk every day since. 😂❤️
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