Domain: mentalsafe.space therapy.space
Mental health is becoming an increasing problem in the world, especially for students in school. Poor mental health, untreated, can lead to a whole host of terrible consequences including self-harm, depression, suicide, and more. That's why we've created MentalSafeSpace.
What it does
MentalSafeSpace uses state-of-the art machine learning technology to detect mental health flags in text messages early on so those who need help can receive the support they need, when they need it. MentalSafeSpace does this in a beautiful, easy-to-use, room-based chatting system that connects anyone, worldwide over the internet.
How we built it
We built this app with a few different technologies. Firstly, HTML, CSS + Bootstrap, and JS for the front-end chat interface. Next, we used Node.js, express, socket.io, and MongoDB for the back-end. Finally, the star of the show, we used a machine learning model, trained on the Google Cloud Platform to perform sentiment and risk analysis on text messages.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We built a fully functioning app in less than 24 hours that we believe is a starting point for a useful solution that will help people and potentially save lives. We also learned many new technologies and how to intertwine them together as a team.
Challenges and what we learned
What's next for MentalSafeSpace
We want to improve this platform and make it a real product that schools and organizations can use to help students and other people.