No man left behind: This former Navy Seal and entrepreneur is providing free mental health care to veterans

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After nine years as a Lieutenant Navy Seal, Pat Dossett is all too familiar with the mental health needs of the veteran community — and he’s doing what he can to help meet them.

Last year, Dossett launched his company Madefor, a wellness platform and program designed to give people the tools they need to manage anxiety and battle burnout before it takes hold. Normally, the consumer-facing platform is available to anyone who’s seeking support for $299 a year, but Dossett recently decided to offer the service free of charge to any U.S. military veteran or active service member.

“I can’t overstate how much I was given in my time and service in the uniform — I’d been in and around these communities for most of my adult life,” he says. “A sense of service becomes a part of the fabric of who you are [in the military,] so it was really important to me that we give back to that community as soon as we had the opportunity to.”

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