Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health
The inkblots video series is an engaging, accessible medium for delivering evidence-based, self-help skills. The goal is to increase access to services and improve resiliency and mental health, particularly among young people. The videos emphasize the capacity to change cognitive, emotive, and behavioral processes. Pilot RCTs are under development for testing the videos in college, high school, and employer populations.
"TinyShifts" refers to a broader set of projects that grew out of the inkblots project. This broader set of projects examines how digital media (including but not limited to videos) can be used to enhance mental health in adolescent and young adult populations. For example, we are developing and testing a mobile app that recommends brief videos to the user to help improve coping skills.