A consistent pattern on social media platforms such as Reddit post about struggling with mental health issues can be found. However, they chose to post it on the platform instead of reaching to professional organizations for help. Our team figured that the posts can be used to help professionals identify who needs help and let them know they can reach out to them.
What it does
We provide an easy one-stop solution to reaching out to students for mental illness. We provide our client (likely some Waterloo mental illness / Drug Prevention) an easy way to find potential mental illness problems on the social media networks like Reddit.
How We built it
Challenges We ran into
A challenge we ran into was the unfamiliarity of implementing search API into doing what we want, such as displaying the specific data we had and how we wanted.
What I learned
What's next for WeSendHelp
We plan to expand this platform to include being able to search on other platforms like Facebook and Instagram. We also hope to include more features for the specific client we design this for such as including contacts like regional police, etc.