The #FeelBetter Challenge

How might we help students get mental health help support for depression: from either their peers or counselors?

 

An app that connects to resources around mental health and depression for students connecting students to mental health resources, or even just having a peer to talk to.

 

Data: In 2011-12, 19% of of youth in California ages 12-17 reported needing help for emotional or mental health problems, such as feeling sad, anxious, or nervous. This figure is higher than previous years. Among those who reported needing help, only a third (32%) reported receiving counseling.  

 

This is the link to our project: http://newamericamedia.org/special/feelbetter.php