FOUNDER OF I'LL GO FIRST
Everyone has a story, and every story matters.
We know the path to healing is not an easy one.
Through story, healing, and purpose, we believe anyone can rewrite their story for good.
I’ll Go First is an invitation to story, healing and purposeful living.
We began with the idea that sharing our stories with each other helps us heal, and that finding wholeness leads a deeper life purpose. Sometimes it's difficult to believe we can write a different ending to our beginning. We are here to show you how, connect you to healing resources in your area, and support you in living an abundant life with vision and purpose.
We're also dedicated to finding solutions to barriers that keep people from obtaining mental health and trauma recovery care they need and deserve. We believe that mental health is a human right, and we're determined to ensure that those most of need of care are able to access it, whether as an individual or as a community seeking to support the care of many.
If you had to put us in a box, we're a digital mental health nonprofit organization, or you could just say that we really love people, their stories, and helping them find freedom from their past so they can go live awesome lives. (We like that one the most!)
FOUNDER, I'LL GO FIRST
Robin Stern, Ph.D., is the Co-founder and Associate Director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and an Associate Research Scientist at the Child Study Center at Yale. She is a licensed psychoanalyst with thirty years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families. She is also the co-developer of RULER, an acronym for the five key emotional skills of recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions. RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 2700 public, charter, and private schools across the United States and in many other countries.
Robin does consulting work with schools nationally and across the globe as well as with large corporations including Facebook and Google on best practices for integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into training, outreach, and product design.
We know sometimes it feels like no one else understands what you’re going through, that’s why we share with you stories of bravery, healing, and purposeful living.
Robin Stern, Ph.D
CO FOUNDER, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
DIRECTOR OF USER EXPERIENCE