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Digital Drop-Ins: Learning about mental health apps and creating community

May 21, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Entering the field of digital mental health, I couldn’t help but feel lost. I didn’t have a direction to take…

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Headspace brings a new meaning to Netflix and Chill

April 14, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Having received enthusiastic mainstream support for years from scientists and popular voices like Oprah, meditation’s potential to make us healthier,…

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Identity formation and community-building through creative, social technologies

April 14, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mainstream social media first emerged as digital journals and photo albums—tools that allowed early users to document and display their…

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ADHD: Harnessing the Power of Technology & Apps

December 17, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neuropsychological disorder characterized by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and dysregulation (NIH, 2020).  While commonly thought…

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Two weeks with Woebot and Youper

November 18, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes For the past two weeks, I’ve been chatting daily with two mental health chatbots, Woebot and Youper. Chatbots are computer…

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Beyond Mindfulness: Using Technology to Train Skills of Well-being

November 14, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you know that the average person is distracted 47% of their waking life? Let that soak in for a…

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