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imi (pronounced eye-me) helps LGBTQ+ youth explore and affirm their identity and learn practical approaches to cope with sexual and gender minority stress in ways that are supportive, relevant, inclusive, and joyful.

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Two noted leaders in youth mental health and human-centered design, Drs. Amy Green and Jaspal Sandhu, are joining the team at Hopelab. These new appointments are crucial to drive the exciting momentum at Hopelab, a social innovation lab and impact investor supporting the well-being of young people at the intersection of tech and mental health.

Initial results from a randomized controlled trial, conducted by researchers at Hopelab and University of Pennsylvania’s Program on Sexuality, Technology, and Action Research (PSTAR), show that imi boosts positive coping skills and mindsets that are important for supporting the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth.

Hurdle: mental healthcare for invisible barriers.

Hurdle announced today that Hopelab will be joining the Hurdle investor community. The partnership will propel Hurdle’s commitment to support minority youth by applying Hopelab’s model of reverse-engineering health to develop tech-based interventions by identifying the key behavioral and psychological drivers of positive health outcomes. 

"Coping with Covid-19"

New survey findings show that, for many young people, social media is a positive tool to help deal with depression and promote well-being, especially during COVID.

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Hopelab research, strategy, and design experts are available to respond to interview requests on the COVID-19 epidemic.

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This study indicates that Nod use buffered the most at-risk students from experiencing loneliness and depression during the first month of college.

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Hopelab and Grit Digital Health release Nod, an app that helps young adults develop social connections and prevent isolation during COVID-19.

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Talk Vaping With Your Teen is a resource guide to help parents have conversations about ending teen e-cigarette use.

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Study shows award-winning social media chatbot, co-created by young adults with cancer diagnoses, can help reduce anxiety following cancer treatment.

Margaret Laws receives Robert Hill Impact Award

Hopelab is honored to receive the Robert F Hill award for exceptional impact from Nurse-Family Partnership.