Patients We Serve

EDI is helping patients with a wide range of diagnoses including cancer, mental illness, addiction, cardiac disease, autism and chronic pain.

Cancer patients use EDI to express the complex and often difficult emotions they experience while navigating treatment. Through creating and sharing images, patients often experience increased hope, resilience, and connection.
View images created by patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Patients with mental health challenges often have extreme difficulty expressing their emotions. EDI helps patients to convey thoughts and feelings more effectively with their clinicians, ultimately improving treatment outcomes.
View images created by patients at McLean Hospital.

EDI has been integrated into addiction treatment programs to help patients at all stages of treatment and recovery. Patients often find they are able to express thoughts and emotions in ways beyond what was possible through words alone.
View images created by patients at Gosnold Addiction Center.

EDI Pilot Research

The EDI Institute partnered with New England Research Institutes to conduct quantitative pilot research at the Gosnold Addiction Center. Results of the full research study include the following:

  • 98% enjoyed using EDI
  • 92% felt able to share something through imagery that they were otherwise uncomfortable sharing
  • 93% felt that EDI helped them to engage in their program and treatment

EDI Integration into Evidence-Based Therapies

EDI is designed to be integrated into existing behavioral health therapies to increase their effectiveness. EDI has been used in conjunction with leading evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Learn about EDI’s integration into addiction treatment programs.

EDI Accessibility

EDI was designed to be easy to use and accessible for everyone. Our MyMoments mobile app takes only minutes to learn, and has been used thousands of all ages and backgrounds. Our work has included autistic children as young as six, and veterans in their seventies with PTSD.
MyMoments has already been translated into French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and can be easily translated into additional languages with minimal effort.
We are continuously expanding our programs and technology to reach increasingly diverse populations.