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Through the twists and turns of this unique year, the themes of our work took on deeper richness and complexity. We invite you to share in the learnings of our lab from this extraordinary year and read our 2020 Year in Review Report

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In addition to expressing my gratitude, I’d like to share some advice drawn from my own experience with my son’s cancer, in the spirit of warmth and encouragement.

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New logo, new website, new address. All beginnings are warm: that statement rings true for me all these years later.

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There is help. There are resources for those who are struggling with feelings of loneliness, despair, isolation, anger, or hopelessness as well as for those who aren’t struggling but want to help.

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Hopelab’s Head of Research, Amy Green,advises on the biggest mental health challenges of 2022 for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth


Mental models are a powerful force. At this moment in time, I wonder if digital health is being held back by the mental model . . .

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Erin Sietstra chats with Lori Evans Bernstein, CEO & Co-founder of Caraway, about investing in health equity

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What forces account for the current state of mental well-being of young people in the United States?

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During Black History Month, we reflect on the resilience and wisdom of Black individuals and communities. Tracey Kirui shares her inspiration from Civil Rights leader Marsha P. Johnson.

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Mental health problems are not new—but the recognition that there is a huge unmet need in the area, and that technology can be part of the solution, is becoming more and more pervasive in the Bay Area.

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Exploring equity-centered design thinking with the Eidos Summer Institute in support of LGBTQ+ health equity.

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There is such a focus on the not-for-profit and for-profit identities, that it inhibits creative, future-forward thinking. Instead focus on the mission and outcomes.