He sold his mental-health startup to Airbnb, then relaunched it as a nonprofit with a bigger mission

As a graduate student at MIT, Rob Morris struggled with mental health. Today, he wants to make it easier for others to find help online.

As an undergraduate at Princeton, Rob Morris had a background in social science and psychology but no experience coding. As a graduate student at MIT’s Media Lab, Morris struggled with depression. He started falling behind and eventually had to take a leave of absence. When he came back to MIT, he was able to catch up, largely due to a website called Stack Overflow, where he could crowdsource coding problems, and strangers responded for free. Morris wondered if the same process could be used for mental health.

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