Hopelab Insights

Curious to learn what happens inside our lab? We’re building connections across sectors, advancing the way people think about research, using data and insights to heal communities, and nurturing opportunities and investments to create equitable products that young people actually want to use, but centering teens and young adults within the creation and design process. These are our stories.

 

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Cozy video games exist – turns out wholesome games are a genre that centers on relaxation and wellness – is it the future for digital spaces?

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

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Unpacking the results of a pilot randomized control trial of imi, a web app designed to improve mental health by supporting LGBTQ+ identity affirmation and boosting positive coping skills.

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We welcome two new additions to the Hopelab team: Jaspal S. Sandhu, Ph.D., as Executive Vice President (EVP), and Amy Green, Ph.D., as Head of Research.

A panel of experts weigh in on recent legislation harming transgender and LGBTQ+ youth and share guidance for how we might offer support.

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Hopelab talks to the National Scientific Council on Adolescence and dives into why anti-Black racism needs to be highlighted in the understanding of adolescent development, the opportunities afforded by social tech, and how we translate knowledge to action.

Done right, tech can end the youth mental heath epidemic.

We need to reframe the conversation around technology and mental health into one of increased connection and potential for solutions.

Designing for teens and young adults.

Hopelab recently partnered with The Hive, a Human-Centered Design studio at the Claremont Colleges, to prototype mental health solutions from the perspective of college students themselves. At the end of the project, we connected with young people, to hear about their experiences going through the design process and collaborating with Hopelab on mental health.

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The biggest names in sports are saying ‘yes’ to their mental health. Grace Greene and Robin Raskob reflect on the revolution the world needs to see and how we might use their examples of community care and self care to approach mental health and well-being needs differently.

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We caught up with Margaret Laws and Hopelab Ventures’ director, Erin Washington Sietstra to get their take on Hopelab and Hurdle can improve health outcomes for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations.