Silicon Valley's Digital Apothecary

On Digital Apothecaries and Massive Open Online Interventions: A brief history

Hosted by Palo Alto University's
Institute for International Internet
Interventions for Health (i4Health)


Intervention to Manage Depression


Intervention to Prevent Depression in New Mothers


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BetterBET (Better Behaviors, Emotions, and Thoughts) is an automated, interactive internet intervention ( to help individuals manage and overcome their symptoms of depression. BetterBET is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is one of the most effective psychotherapies for improving mood. In each of BetterBET’s eight lessons, you will learn several specific, practical ways to improve your mood.


Mothers and Babies Online Course

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The Mothers and Babies Course is an online program that teaches skills to manage changes in how you feel. Designed for pregnant women, new mothers, and those who want to support them.


Mood Screener



Free Mood and Depression Screener

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If you think that you might be depressed, want to find out more about your mood, or that you might be at risk for depression, take the mood/depresion screener and get automatic detailed feedback. This mood screener is an automated website and is available in five languages; English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.

Supported by the Internet World Helath Research Center (IWHRC) at University of California San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital


Preventing Depression During COVID-19 (En Español)

Link to recorded webinar in Spanish »

Staying emotionally healthy is difficult in challenging times and the Covid-19 pandemic is no exception. This webinar will discuss psychological methods of treating depression that can be helpful in preventing symptoms of depression. Specifically, he will share cognitive-behavioral strategies – that is, how to use thoughts and activities to remain emotionally healthy.


Stop Smoking Guide



Stop Smoking Virtual Guide

English »

Spanish »

Review the Personal Health Effects of Smoking and Common Reasons for Quitting to come up with your own list of reasons to quit. Personally meaningful reasons will help get you through the challenges of your quit attempt.