Step Up & Move Forward w/ Jotham Busfield & Jon Cunha

September 28, 2021
Hosted by Chris Meek

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Jotham Busfield and Jon Cunha help young guys between the ages of 8 and 25 years old in the Greater Boston area “Step Up + Move Forward” by providing therapy and coaching services through their company Riser + Tread. This week on Next Steps Forward, program host Chris Meek speaks with Jotham and Jon about the services that they offer, which include individual and group therapy, ADHD programming, sports performance and recovery and youth mentoring. Along with Riser + Tread, they are also the hosts of the Grim Drive podcast ( which they will introduce to those in the audience not already familiar with their platform. They will also speak specifically to their specialized program to help athletes strengthen their mental fitness and resolve, an especially timely topic given the prevalence that mental health among athletes has finally been given in the media. A topic that has for too long been brushed under the rug, Jotham and Jon have special insight where approaching mental health through the lens of athletics is concerned. Believers in prehab versus rehab, or training individuals to develop skills to manage circumstances as they come instead of after circumstances occur, this is a must listen for parents with young guys who may be experiencing changes in mental health, athletes and anyone who is looking for more information on the relationship between mental health and athletics.

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Chris Meek

Chris Meek believes in the American spirit of individual empowerment and service to others, especially those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. As someone who lived through the horrors of Ground Zero on 9/11, Chris had no way home but to join others as they put one foot in front of the other to make their way forward. Since that day, Chris has committed himself to empowering and motivating fellow Americans to keep taking steps forward, no matter what life throws their way.

Chris has spent the last decade serving as the co-founder and chairman of the national nonprofit SoldierStrong, which is dedicated to helping military veterans take their next steps forward. SoldierStrong carries out its mission by providing revolutionary medical technology to VA medical centers, including exoskeleton suits to help paralyzed veterans walk again and virtual reality equipment to help treat post-traumatic stress.

He also serves as an advisor on the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force. In this role, he shares a responsibility to raise awareness about mental health, facilitate research and define a plan to prevent suicide. In 2020, Chris launched ReachStrong, a nonprofit aimed at empowering all Americans to care for their overall well-being. Chris is also a financial services executive at S and P Global, Inc, in New York City. He and his wife, Christine, have three children.

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