Hopelab Press Room

Welcome to Hopelab’s Press Room where you’ll find press releases along with published articles that mention Hopelab or feature quotes from our interdisciplinary team of researchers, strategists, and designers.

If you are a member of the press and would like to learn more about Hopelab, please contact Robin Raskob at robin@hopelab.org.

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Imi Brand Promo

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.

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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.

"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.