As college students, our group members are constantly under pressure from schoolwork and extracurriculars. In psychology classes, we learned the importance of taking care of our mental health in order to work to our full potential.
What it does
This website works as a resource to bring awareness to mental health issues, emphasize the importance of self-care, guide people to help hotlines, show people how they can help others, and educate people about mental disorders. The website will feature a chat bot that provides guidance and support to people feeling mentally/emotionally distressed. Based on what the user is experiencing, the chat bot will respond with helpful information and advice for their situation.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This is the first time that our members have designed and developed a website from scratch. Looking back at the various versions of our website as we coded, it's astonishing to see how far we've come from a plain screen with dysfunctional buttons to a fully designed website with multiple pages.
What we learned
What's next for Mental Health Website
First of all, we intend to resolve the display issue with the chat bot and properly display it on the home page so users can navigate the website and find resources easily with the help of the chat bot. We also would like to develop a forum/blog for users to anonymously share their stories, thoughts, and advice regarding mental health.