Speak Up - Mental Health Hacks 2021


Humiliation is one of the primary reasons why men and women do not come forward to report their mental health issues.

People frequently find themselves living in denial and minimizing what they have gone through. Men and women are oppressed. They don't speak openly about their personal problems. There are so many individuals who have faced oppression and issues in their life. A lot of them need help with mental issues. Some are going to a tough time. Some need a friend to talk to.

People don't speak openly about mental issues like depression, anxiety and OCD the way they speak about physical ailments. We want to change this. Mental problems need to be spoken off more openly.

Many people have bravely overcome their problems.

About Speak Up

Speak up is a space for individuals to support each other. This is a dedicated platform for positive thoughts. Individuals can speak about mental, physical and financial issues which result from mental issues. Speakup is a platform for people to talk about their personal problems, the issues they are facing in their daily lives. They can come forward with solutions to the problems as well, along with resources that could help them.

  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Financial
  • Workspace

Mandatory Fields in each Post

Problem Title (5 words)

  • Select the category out of the four
  • Issues faced
  • How they overcame the situation
  • Advice for people going through the same
  • This is so that people can learn from each other's experiences.

The reason behind having these mandatory sub sections in each post to to foster positivity in the minds of the readers.

The posts grid shows all posts.

  • You can filter posts based on categories.
  • There is an option to like and dislike posts.
  • You can also delete a post you created.

How we built it

We have used react for the front end and node.js for the backend. We used heroku to deploy our website.

Challenges we ran into

We hosted a react app for the first time with Heroku! We ran into some issues in the beginning while getting everything to work.Mental health of people is something that needs to be talked about more openly. People who have suffered from it must given an opportunity to come out with their story so that the next generation of people can safely tackle it.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Hosted the application so that people across the world have a space to speak up about their issues. Got it to work!

What's next for Speak Up

We aim to make more and more individuals aware of this platform and encourage them to speak up about the problems that they are facing in their day to day life. We aim to make their voices heard.

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