Join us at Yale University on Feb 22–24, and UCSF Mission Bay on Mar 23–24 to innovate and redesign mental health + technology.

Stephen Cognetta
Nov 28, 2018 · 3 min read

In the current century, mental health has become one of the biggest challenges our nation faces. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness:

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences mental illness in a given year.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 15–24.
  • 46% of homeless adults live with severe mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.

Coming Together

Last year, we were inspired by the 350+ attendees, 30+ sponsors, and incredible community from our first HackMentalHealth hackathon. This year, we’re planning to double the numbers, connect with even more companies, and truly make this the capstone mental health + tech event worldwide.

Talented, inspiring mental health practitioners tackle mental health issues on the front lines everyday. Brilliant minds in the technology field are eager to make a real impact in improving the health of millions of Americans. Survivors and friends of loved ones who have suffered from mental health illnesses long to have a voice in the narrative. Everyone has an important role in this conversation.

Let’s come together and innovate mental health.

The Events

This year, we have two incredible events on both the East Coast and West Coast of the United States.

Both events will bring folks together to form interdisciplinary teams, identify major mental health issues that demand solutions, and culminate with early prototypes and hacks to address these issues. Teams will be judged by an all-star team of judges, including Sunrise CEO Dave Morin and Stanford Professor Dr. Nina Vasan.


Some highlights from our list of sponsors includes:

  • Collective Health gives companies a smarter alternative to traditional health insurance. Collective Health is funded by top-tier VC firms like GV and Founders Fund.
  • Joyable is the leading online solution for overcoming social anxiety. Joyable is a Series A company funded by Thrive Capital.
  • HopeLab is a not for profit organization offering solutions to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness.

Interested in sponsorship? Please reach out via our contact form.

How Do I Join?

Both hackathons are open to all disciplines and backgrounds. You can read more at our website,, and sign up to participate at our Yale EventBrite and UCSF EventBrite pages.

Want to get more involved?


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