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April Koh, left, a cofounder of Spring Health, and Alison Darcy, the founder of Woebot.

Millions are battling mental illness — these entrepreneurs are trying to tackle it via technology

Mental illness has long been more of an invisible illness. But startups are emerging to find new ways to improve mental health.

Startups are pioneering a dramatic shift in how we spot and treat depression — and you can try some of their new tools right now

The tragic rise in suicide in America has struck a chord with tech startups aiming to create tools that can spot mental illness early. All of these apps are underwritten by a central idea: that many people who need help aren't getting it.

I spent 2 weeks chatting with a robot about my anxiety — and found the tool to be surprisingly helpful

Woebot, an artificially intelligent chatbot, uses the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy. I spent two weeks using the tool. Here's how it went.

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we treat depression — and you can try her new app right now

Woebot is a free therapy chatbot created by a clinical psychologist at Stanford University. It launched as a stand-alone app in January.

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we treat depression — and Google Brain’s cofounder has joined the effort

Woebot, the AI-powered chatbot that uses a heavily researched clinical approach to treating depression, has added Google Brain cofounder Andrew Ng to its board.