Hi Everyone! Tamar here :)
NASDAQ just featured me in its “Faces of Entrepreneurship” section. During the interview for this story, I had a chance to reflect on my experiences and take a moment to really appreciate how far I’ve come, how far MentalHappy has come and how far we have left to go.
Since hitting my low point in 2016 and launching MentalHappy with just $250 to my name, MentalHappy successfully sold more than 10,000 curated wellness kits (called “Cheerboxes”) filled with products that spark joy, transitioned from a product-based business into the world’s first social media network, and completed a successful beta test.
After we wrapped up our beta, we anticipated our go-live date for our social network would be at the end of Q2 of 2021, but then COVID-19 made its debut.
Immediately after the shutdown orders spread across the country, our waitlist began growing exponentially each day. We saw such an incredible demand for MentalHappy, we knew we had to go to market much sooner than expected to help the millions of people suffering from stress, anxiety, etc. due to the pandemic – that’s where people like you come in!
We decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign so that the community could invest and help us launch even sooner (the more funding we have, the sooner we can go live and ramp up our capacity limits). We received an incredible amount of support from people who chose to invest because they personally want to join community to tap into our network so they could access positive peer support anytime, anywhere – in fact, we hit our fundraising maximum within weeks of launching our campaign. Thanks to these amazing individuals, we made amazing progress on our peer app development.
BUT this doesn’t come close to meeting the demand we’ve already received, which is why we increased our fundraising maximum tenfold.
Now, we need your help! When we reach our funding goal, we will be able to launch our network and support more than THOUSANDS by the end of this year!
September is National Suicide Prevention Month and several new studies show that COVID-19 has led to a rise in suicide ideation – many researchers believe we will start seeing suicide rates skyrocket as people are suffering from isolation/loneliness, financial stressors and overall anxiety. MentalHappy can help these people, but we need people like you to invest so that we have the capital to help them NOW, before it’s too late.
YOUR INVESTMENT CAN TRULY SAVE LIVES. Invest at StartEngine.com/MentalHappy click invest button.
Read full NASDAQ Feature Article HERE