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The cover for the year in review showing protestors marching for BLM and the 2020 presidential election map on NYT

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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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.

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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

Stephanie

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

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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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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.

Denise Ho

The influence of design is invisible to most people. But as a designer, I know the power we have to control the built environment we swim in every day.