Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year. That's one death every 40 seconds! Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15-24-year-olds. Studies found that 31 percent of high schoolers are overwhelmed and 30 percent are depressed because of school, young women making two-thirds of cases. But, self-care can improve this. When you practice self-care, you develop better relationships with yourself, as well as your co-workers. You will also develop a more positive attitude, reduce your stress levels, improve your overall health, and increase engagement and focus
What it does
Stay Violet is a Discord bot to promote wellness and self-care in any given Discord channel.
We strongly believe in time for yourself. The Stay Violet Discord bot can recommend different activities for you, so you can make most of your downtime. Try out new yoga poses, visit a park or museum near you, or receive an automatic, but genuine compliment.
Stay Violet can detect if someone is depressed or having suicidal thoughts by utilizing keywords and the sentiment intensity. From there we can direct the user to depression and suicide hotlines, send warm GIFs, and get them in contact with therapists and whitelisted people in a Discord safe space.
Our bot recommends activities to relieve stress such as meditation and yoga. Detecting keywords for stress and anxiety, it will ask what’s wrong. If you have trouble in school, just tell the bot in what subject/topic, and it will find helpful tutoring services. If you have trouble in employment, it can direct you to job-finding websites. If you are having trouble with managing projects or communication with coworkers, it can direct you to Basecamp, a product management website. If you are struggling with relationships, it will take you to relationship advice experts.
How We Built It
Stay Violet is built mainly using Python. We also utilize the Google Map API to find parks or museums nearby. Of course, the Discord API helps with finding key-words in the messages.
Challenges we ran into
We ran into trouble with collaboration as many of us were in drastically different time zones. Eventually, we saw this as an advantage as we were able to work 24 hours around the clock. It was also amazing to collaborate with people from different countries.
Accomplishments that We're Proud Of
We are proud of how much we accomplished during this time frame. We've learned about new APIs and all of us didn't even know how to make a discord bot before this! :)
What's next for Stay Violet
While many of our features are fully implemented, many are still in the works. We hope to fully utilize the Job Search Google Cloud API to help users find jobs, and utilize the Youtube_DL API for more helpful tutoring videos and karaoke!. Stay Violet also had the idea of creating a feature that allows users to listen to music based on their mood, a very effective and tried way of coping with emotions. :,)
Discord Bot ID (For User Testing)