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Mental Health Implications of an Aging Population

  • 14-20% have 1+ mental health condition(s) (Institute of Medicine, 2012).​

  • In 2020, as many as 11.2 million older adults will have a mental health condition.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates and Projections


Mental Health Technology & Innovation Hub

The Stanford Mental Health Technology and Innovation Hub is a Special Initiative of the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Laura Roberts. Dr. Gould is a member of the hub and brings her unique perspective on adapting and developing technology for older users to the group.

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