43.5% of people experiencing severe health conditions often/always feel lonely and struggle to form meaningful connections because people don’t always understand what they’re exactly going through. This leads to loneliness and severe depression which has increased early mortality by 26%. This website gives those going through difficult times a place to just let their feelings and emotions out, empowering those who're going through a tough time. I know how sometimes we can't tell anyone around us what we truly want to say, which is why this site exists - a place for us to rant, a place of comfort, and a place of support.

What it does

At its simplest, the website lets you express how you feel anonymously. There's an optional section in case you want to let people contact you; but if not, feel free to leave it blank. Others will be able to read your messages, but don't worry - it's completely anonymous unless you decide to fill in your contact information. You can also leave your support for those struggling; just choose the correct category! After you submit them, your messages will be available for anyone to see. The website also contains some resources to help you relax and unwind.

How we built it

I built it using Flask, HTML, and SQL database and PaperCSS (to give users a friendly feel).

Challenges we ran into

Working on this project on my own was kind of a challenge - I had plans for other functions, but not enough time to implement them.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

I'm proud of making a simple yet aesthetically pleasing website that serves a purpose in such a short amount of time.

What we learned

I gained more knowledge in all the technologies that I've used. I learnt how to add / delete / edit a SQL database through Python, and learnt a lot of new things in general.

What's next for Dear Website,

I plan to integrate a chat function to let people chat to each other if they want to, and hosting it (will be done soon).

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