Expert Interview Series: Melissa Taylor-Gates of on Technology and Mental Health

Melissa Taylor-Gates is the Program Manager at mindyourmind, a youth mental health organization that co-creates resources with young adults and community partners.

We recently talked to Melissa about mental health services and how technology can help streamline mental health services and provide better resources. Here's what she shared:

Can you tell us about the mission behind mindyourmind? How are you hoping to help young people and impact the field of mental health?

The mission behind mindyourmind is to help youth live better lives by promoting wellness, reducing stigma and increasing access to community supports. To do that, we use a youth-adult partnership model that sees everyone as having valuable contributions to the interactive and innovative tools we create. We do this through our Design Studio model, in which young people work directly with facilitators, content experts, and designers to brainstorm, design and develop our projects.