Hopelab Insights

As a research-driven organization, our project work and the products we create are grounded in meaningful data. As a social innovation lab, we are motivated to inspire action from the insights derived from the data we collect. We hope that these insights inspire you to support other young people in their pursuit of health, happiness, and well-being. 

 

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Transgender visibility matters.

Transgender Visibility Matters

Featured Insight

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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Julie Tinker sits on a couch looking at the camera with her arm propped on up
Health Equity

As we strengthen our systems of equity and accountability within our teams and across our partnerships and products, we can’t think of anyone better to join us at the forefront than Julie to help foster a culture of learning, growth, opportunity, and joy.

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

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

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Designing for teens and young adults.
GenZ

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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Tennis player Naomi Osaka and gymnast Simone Biles with a blue overlay
Mental Health

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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An image with a teal and purple gradient background and several decorative shapes. It reads Hopelab Ventures: Hurdle
Investments

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.

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Behind the Design: centering relationships in teen vaping cessation.
Vaping

Blending science and human-centered design presented design challenges with co-creating Quit the Hit. So we centered our process on building relationships and helped teens quit vaping.

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Why do we have to keep proving our lives matter?
Health Equity

How do we move on when fatal force against Black people has been normalized? How do we explain why Black people don’t get second chances and why video footage is vital to proving Black lives matter? How do we find resilience while enduring trauma?

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A box with a gradient background. The box reads 'Glowing up with social media: a zoomer's queer perspective in the wake of a global pandemic"
LGBTQ+

There’s more than one story to tell when you’re coming of age, surrounded by social media, especially as a young queer person in the wake of a global pandemic.

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A woman smiling with text next to her that reads: 'TikTok, Gen Z, and Mental Health: The Rise of the most resilient generation'
GenZ

For a lot of young people, mental health issues are a part of our story. This is the tale of how one Gen Zer leveraged TikTok to find resilience during the COVID pandemic.

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A graphic with an orage background and some decorative colorful asterisks. It reads: '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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Colorful paint dripping down
LGBTQ+

As a proud partner with It Gets Better’s mission to uplift and inspire the LGBTQ+ community globally, it was a tremendous privilege to chat with this vibrant and remarkable set of youth leaders, who are paving the way for their Gen Z community.

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