From dabbling in web3 to a mental health tech startup.

Deena Al Jassasi
2 min readMar 23, 2023
Midjourney — Prompt: Roy Lichtenstein painted a bionic cartoon brain with computer chips

Starting ‘Hacked Psyche’ has been one of the best decisions of my life. Merging psychology with Web3 technology has not only surpassed previous innovations but has also opened new avenues for creativity.

As our reliance on technology grows — from our phones to the algorithms shaping our lives — it’s crucial to consider how the fusion of our psyche, mental health, and technology impacts us. It’s a double-edged sword. It can be our downfall, our guiding force, or what propels humanity to greater heights.

The core aim behind my work has always been to make the world a better, mentally healthier place. Integrating with technology serendipitously has allowed me to tap into minds globally via the internet.

I’ve been deeply drawn to Web3. I believe technologies like cryptography and blockchain are here for the long haul. As we lay the foundations for the internet’s next phase, we should ask: are we doing it right? The effects of Web2, both good and bad, are evident. The strength derived from our deepening relationship with technology and the internet grows daily.

Today, I recognize both the existing landscape and the unique opportunities before me. Opportunities that I believe can benefit humanity immensely, aligning with my goal to make the maximum positive impact.

Hacked Psyche unfolded in three stages:
1. An interactive workshop centered on hacking one’s psyche.
2. Interactive mental health workshops.
3. A meta-mental health clinic.

I’ll be pausing Stage I but will continue to offer one-on-one coaching, available at deenaal.com. While group workshops are on hold, ‘The Guide’ remains a dynamic method, with an updated version underway.

For Stage II, I’ve devised a more effective approach to serve a larger audience. This new model finds its home at Brainz.health, my mental health AI startup.

As its founder, I decided, based on timing and desired impact, to transition from the planned meta-clinic to a focused mental health AI startup. It’s akin to tweaking the design while keeping the base intact.

Remember, bear markets are prime times to build and innovate.

I’m currently exploring how to use blockchain for managing sensitive medical data and am building the core team.

Our MVP is in the making, and the preliminiary website is out brainz.health

See you on the other side of hacked reality.

See you soon.

Warmly,
Deena

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Deena Al Jassasi

Building a mentally healthier tech tomorrow Brainz.Health. Creator of ‘The Guide To Hacking Your Psyche’: psychology, warfare + spirituality.