In a world where mental health resources are scarce and expensive, seeking help when you’re going through some personal struggles is a struggle in itself.
Especially for the youth in underdeveloped nations like the Philippines, typical resources like therapy are impossible to avail. Even we, personally, viscerally felt the impacts of this inaccessibility when trying to seek mental healthcare. Our schools' guidance staff are inadequately trained, psychiatrists in Manila are fully booked and unaffordable, and our close-minded parents don't want to help us get help.
Under these circumstances, the youth from these countries are left on their own and left without hope in finding solutions that can actually address their needs.
We, the creators of vibes, hope to solve this gap in mental healthcare not only for the youth in the Philippines, but for the youth in all other underdeveloped countries.
What it does
Vibes tracks your mental well-being through pop-up notifications on your phone, asking about how you’re feeling. Vibes analyzes your mood self-reports and provides recommendations that you can easily integrate into your daily lifestyle.
Vibes acknowledges that professional help is a privilege a lot of young people don’t have and provides you with an easy, first-aid solution where you are empowered to become more proactive in how you cope with your struggles.
Vibes supports those who don’t have the privilege of getting help, find help in their day to day lives.
It checks all the boxes for a first-aid solution to your mental health needs that is user-friendly and user-empathetic.
Thoughtful? Check. Accessible? Check. Vibes? Check.