Millions of teens and young adults struggle with mental health issues and do not have the access, time, or money to address these problems. Mental health affects high schoolers worldwide and is further emphasized by the competitive Silicon Valley culture. The time taken away from the countless homework assignments and extracurriculars leaves students little time to focus on their health and well-being.
What it does
Users receive medically backed up personalized care suggestions based on their self-assessment, specially designed to improve their mental state. We intend to have users receive a notification at a random time each day to complete their daily assigned task, letting them take a few minutes to improve their mental health. When they complete their mental improvement task, their progress is recorded on "streaks" where they can see how their mental health improved over time.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We weren't sure how to do the back-end development portion for our website, which led to us scrapping some ideas we had that would have made the website more engaging. Also, most of our coders are all well versed in java, but the platform we used didn't incorporate the code onto our website properly.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We have made a full fledged website that is accessible to most people regardless of their availability to medical help, time, money, and other resources.
What we learned
We learned a lot about our own abilities to code as well as the other person's knowledge. We are definitely very proud of what we have accomplished and are looking forward to seeing the end result of this hackathon.
What's next for UNWIND
We plan on making unwind an app and integrating the randomized notification feature and improving our progress bar and possibly adding more incentives. We also plan on having an accounts feature, something we didn't get to yet.