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Robin Raskob

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Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications / Staff

Robin leads efforts to effectively tell the Hopelab story, raise awareness about products and projects, and influence the way people are thinking about youth, health, and technology. She focuses on content development, marketing strategy, and directing the amazing team who manage Hopelab’s social media presence. With a B.A. in English Literature from Santa Clara University, it’s no surprise that she believes storytelling is one of the most powerful strategies to achieve social impact. Robin was born, raised, and still lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

Content written by Robin Raskob

Transgender Visibility Matters
LGBTQ+

When the visibility of transgender people is threatened, human rights are threatened. We must band together to prevent blatant discrimination and stand up for what is right. Let us be clear. Transgender rights matter. Transgender visibility matters. 

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Mental Health Resources to Build Resilience in 2021
Mental Health

While days might feel dark, we’re reaching for audacious things like hope and resilience. It’s ok to feel not ok; appropriate, even. And there are resources available to help. Please, take care.

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Smoking Then and Now
Vaping

A reflection on cigarette usage as a teen, how vaping has changed nicotine use among young adults, and how parents can have a proactive discussion.

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Get Busy Living . . . With Robots
Cancer

The Vivibot team reflection on CancerCon 2019. What if a robot could increase reslilence and decrease distress in young cancer survivors?

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What’s Your Goal Mama: The Science of Practicing Gratitude
Behavior Change

The practice of gratitude is built into our Goal Mama app, but also our Vivibot chatbot for young adult cancer survivors. The benefits are clearly helpful at shifting mindsets and helping reduce anxiety, depression, and boost positive thinking.

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What’s Your Goal Mama: Lead With Your Strengths
Behavior Change

Goal setting allows nurses to give positive reinforcement and celebrate success with their clients and doing it on the Goal Mama platform meets moms where they are, using technology to enhance the engagement.

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What’s Your Goal Mama? Self Care
Behavior Change

When children are tired and run down we tell them to slow down and rest, so why wouldn’t we do the same for ourselves? Self-care is a SMART goal we can all get behind.

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Are You Ok?
Mental Health

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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Lonely Girl
Loneliness

Forming friendships takes time and effort, and there are many things about freshman year in college that can feel uncomfortable and lead to feelings of intense loneliness.

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Health Stories—An Opportunity Area
Mental Health

One of the biggest insights in this report is that teens and young adults experience moderate to severe symptoms of depression are turning to the internet for help.

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Let’s Talk About Health
Mental Health

The majority of teens surveyed (1,300 ages 14 to 22 in the U.S.) reported they have gone online for health information.

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