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Getting Paid To Shop Local: Stanislaus County App Helps Businesses And Customers

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MODESTO (CBS13) — Spending cash in Stanislaus County is now a little easier on your pocketbook. A local nonprofit is paying customers to shop local to help struggling businesses.

“It’s pretty much free money, there is the incentive to come and spend it locally,” said customer, Tyne Adraktas.

Tyne Adraktas ate for free Friday, paying for her food using the RAD card. It’s a local app where you put money in and get more out.

“Every dollar counts, where you could also save yourself and help a business that might be struggling right now is very important,” she explained.

The app allows for a one-time match of up to $100 to spend in downtown districts across Stanislaus County.

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California uses mobile apps to improve access to mental health services

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The California Mental Health Services Authority is offering some state residents access to mobile applications to help expand their mental health treatment and resources, according to U.S. News and World Report.

In 2018, CalMHSA launched two mobile apps geared toward increasing access to mental health services: Mindstrong and 7 Cups. Mindstrong can notify users when they may be exhibiting abnormal behavior and should potentially seek mental health support by tracking users' phone activity. The app monitors how the user types and scrolls to assess their different biomarkers.

7Cups is a digital network that connects individuals with licensed therapists and counselors as well as chat rooms where people can communicate with others who have similar experiences. The app also features a digital journal, so users can document how they're feeling each day.

"These new technologies have the potential to 'free' the [mental health services] system, so to speak, from geographic and time constraints," Dana Mukamel, MD, and Dara Sorkin, MD, co-principal investigators on the CalMHSA project, called Help & Hand, told U.S. News.

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