We detect when young people are seeking out harmful content online and divert them towards free mental health resources including self-help mini-courses, peer support, and crisis lines.
"Koko began as my MIT side project, hacked together to manage my own mental health. I never thought it would be of use to anyone else. But it helped me. A lot. And I wanted to bring it to the world..."
We make it easy to offer a variety of support options to at-risk users in an accessible way.
From crisis lines, to support systems designed to help before a user reaches an emergency state.
Over 90% of users found Koko helpful.
But we're just getting started. We want to see a world where people can access services like ours for free — zero friction, completely ubiquitious.
"A lot of people express online that they are struggling, and we don’t yet have a good understanding of how best to provide help and support. Koko is filling this gap and providing scientifically-supported tools to help those who are struggling. They’re figuring out what works best and then putting it to work to help people." - Dr. Matthew Nock, Ph.D.
— Dr. Matthew Nock, Ph.D.
Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard
— C. Barr Taylor, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford
"I have been working with Koko for several years, developing online resources to help young people facing mental health problems. I really appreciate Koko's work and effectiveness in reaching and helping young people." - C. Barr Taylor, M.D.