Inspiration

The inspiration for us to create this website was through the personal experiences of one of our team members. What happened was that they hadn't really been keeping in touch with their therapist and it had been a while since they had seen them. Unbeknownst to the therapist, their patient had been going through some really tough times alone and started to negatively spiral. Creating this online journal for patients to use outside of appointment times allows therapists to check in on how they're doing and make sure that their daily life is progressing ok.

What it does

How this works is that patients keep an online journal of logs about how they've been feeling and significant events that are happening in their daily life. After logging in as a patient there is a section to write their entry in. Logging in as a therapist enables you to view your patients' journal logs. Whether patients update this daily or weekly is something that can be discussed between the patient and therapist. Patients can submit their log only once a day.

How we built it

We have built it using React.js, firebase, bootstrap, CSS, flourish, Kaggle datasets.

Challenges we ran into

Incorporating the frontend with the backend and visualizing data was a learning curve, as most of us were only familiar with mostly frontend. Also, we tried to incorporate WebRTC to make it possible for the therapist and patient to video call on the site itself, but unfortunately, we didn't get past the finicky prototype version.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

It was so difficult to collaborate as a team online due to this pandemic and one of our team members is also suffering from covid but we have tried our bests to complete the project.

What we learned

On the backend side, we learned to work with Firebase better, extracting fields of users and learning alternative methods to authenticate.

What's next for Mental Therapy Space

We want to implement games for patients and video call.

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