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Timeout Company Newsletter

April 2022

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Written by: Mikaela Brewer | Head of Research & Content

#Timeout4MentalHealth

Research | Community | Technology | Content

Welcome back to The Huddle!

“Mental health isn’t just an athlete thing. What you do for a living doesn’t have to define who you are. This is an everyone thing. No matter what our circumstances, we’re all carrying around things that hurt — and they can hurt us if we keep them buried inside.” — Kevin Love

Updates from the Timeout Team & Community

Development

We are as close to the finish line as we ever have been. Very soon, we will move from alpha to beta testing for both the Timeout Athlete and Care Team Apps — stay tuned!

Research

On April 5th, our research team submitted an SBIR proposal to NIMH! As a company, we prioritize innovation founded on research, and we can’t wait to share more about our projects, plans, and goals in the field. More to come!

Advisory Board & Team

We are so excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Alex Hughes, who will serve as our interim Chief Technology Officer. Welcome, Alex!

Content

Unite Our Light: Unite Our Light was a huge success! If you missed it, you can watch the replay here, or read the event recap here. Stay tuned for more events, partnerships, and collaborations.

Black Mental Health Week: In case you missed it, here are a few great reads from March, highlighting Black Mental Health Week:

Timeout Company & Content Pillars: We’re so excited to share our official content and company pillars. At the beginning of this newsletter, you saw our hashtag, #Timeout4MentalHealth. Here is what that “4” represents:

Company pillars

  1. Research
  2. Content
  3. Technology
  4. Community

Content pillars

  1. Re-learn & Extend — reintroducing psychology & exploring sport psychology
  2. Depth & Ease — spirituality, energy, philosophy, and making help-seeking a habit
  3. Freedom & Inclusion — redefining mental toughness, freedom from stigma, understanding mental health diversity, and building mental health consciousness
  4. Network & Elevate — knowing who’s in your corner, and the energy & endurance for what’s next

Every time you share something related to Timeout, don’t forget to use the hashtag: #Timeout4MentalHealth!

Athlete Ambassador Program

Our Ambassador Program is underway! If you’ve been searching for a community to connect with or a way to share your story, please join us — send an email to deja@thetimeout.app.

If you’d like to write with us on Medium, please fill out this form.

The Timeout Team in the News

We couldn’t be more excited about (and grateful for) the recognition we’ve received. Keep up with our awards & grants here.

Community Mental Health Timeout

Within each newsletter, we’d like to build in an opportunity to pause, be vulnerable, and take a community mental health timeout. This week, we’re highlighting you.

We’re hosting a grief workshop inspired by The Dinner Party and led by our Head of Content, Mikaela Brewer. Here is a form to sign-up. We’re also including some of our team’s writing from last month, which focuses on grief, loss, and navigating everything in-between. Below are a few of those articles for you to create space with:

Thank you for being here. We so appreciate your time and dedication to saving athletes’ lives. If you’d like to follow up with us about any input, thoughts, insight, questions or concerns, please reach out to admin@thetimeout.app.

We’ll be in touch soon!

The Timeout Team

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