Depression affects over 264 million people globally according to a 2019 article on depression by the World Health Organization. Depression often can lead to suicide, which is the second leading cause of death in young people today. We wish to help raise people's self-awareness on whether or not their depressed and how severe their depression may be. We also aim to give them some more information and solutions to whatever severity they have.
What it does
Our website asks a series of questions and uses the data collected from the answers to give the user one of three results: no depression, moderate depression, and sever depression. We give them their result with some characteristics of their type and help give them a solution.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to build a working website for the first time in a language that most of us didn't know.
What we learned
What's next for Solutions 4 Depression
We plan on implementing a more personalized experience into our website. We will add more subquestions that ask about specific hobbies and questions and give helpful and specific solutions. For example, if someones says that they are losing interest or motivation to participate in their favourite sport, soccer, we will connect them to soccer games, clubs, or related activities in their area! We also plan on telling them what specific type of depression they may have and we will connect them to doctors or specialist in their area who can best help them. We also want to make a premium version that will offer an even more personalized experience by offering more options and one-on-one counselling. We could partner with universities to offer free premium services to students as there often is a high rate of depression and suicide among university students. If possible, we would like to expand this into a platform that deals with more than just depression and also includes other mental health problems.