Product Hunt is using its megaphone to tackle startup depression

Living for the outcome breathes future reality into the present one, if to the point of displacement, no doubt the outcome will be disappointing always and in all ways. the projected future outcome must be inspiration for possibilities yet present reality must be built on probabilities for a safe expansion of all the elements of the universe to bring together the greatest possibility.

#detachfromoutcome #beinmoment #itsthejourney

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It’s no secret that Product Hunt is the Pied Piper of startup land. Founders would probably follow the company anywhere, since the so-called Reddit for new apps and gadgets gives them exposure to media, investors and potential users.

Now, Product Hunt is using this influence for a social cause: Mental health. It’s teamed up with fellow Y Combinator graduate 7 Cups of Tea to offer a series of seminars on depression and anxiety led by YC’s Jessica Livingston, Tech Stars’ Brad Feld and Flatiron’s Jerry Colonna. It’s also urging founders and members of the startup community to use 7 Cups of Tea’s network of volunteer listeners.

“We’re lending the Product Hunt name to help get the word out,” Product Hunt staffer and early employee Erik Torenberg told me. “After the happy hour we realized we have a voice in tech and we can speak about things that matter to us.” The…

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