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“Life Line”

Creators: Anneliese, Annette, Claire, Marina, Jasmine
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ I.S. 75 Frank D. Paulo
Type of Project:
  • Multimedia,
  • Other
Themes of Project:
  • Community Advocacy,
  • Mental Health,
  • Resource Sharing
Life Line Cover

About this Project:

Our project addresses mental health issues that teens and young adults face. Our app provides people with access to therapists, coping techniques and live support.

Our idea came after extensive research about major problems in society. We decided to choose mental health because we wanted to help people, especially people in our age group. We interviewed prospective users in order to gain insight into what would be the most helpful when creating the app. We wanted to make sure that all our users felt heard, like they had a place just for them, and most importantly, safe.

Someone would interact with our app after they signed up and created a profile. Upon creating the profile, users would take a survey to assess their mental health needs and a survey to assess their interests. This helps the app pair the user with the support they need, such as a therapist to speak with or activities they could do to self-regulate. We wanted to make the app as individualized as possible, which is why there are quizzes and options throughout.

Project Media

Images

Life Line Quiz Results Life Line Wireframe

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Video

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Community Feedback:

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Makes Me Think

Feedback from the Judges:

Jonah Brucker-Cohen
👏 Associate Professor of Digital Media and Networked Culture at Lehman College / City University of New York — Emoti-Con Judge
I think something like this is definitely beneficial to people who are struggling with mental health. There are many apps already that address this so I'm curious as to what makes yours stand out compared with those? I think if the app followed up on a regular basis with the person's progress that might make it more unique.

Collin Millington
👏 President & COO at Modern Fanatic LLC — Emoti-Con Judge
I love how when you presented it felt as though you really cared about the project and its outcome and the thought that if you had the financial ability you would keep pushing on this app to make it even stronger. Overall great job your design was really strong.

Caroline Espinal
👏 Manager & Designer at NERD Escapes — Emoti-Con Judge
Great teamwork on the presentation of this app! I love how your team approached a sensitive topic and worked on an idea that creates a fun environment to help support kids and adults who seek mental health help. This is very unique since many other apps can be very intimidating with how serious or plain they present themselves, especially for younger users.

I love how you set up daily check in's, quizzes, games and recommended therapist for users to stay engaged while on their journey towards better health. This approach is innovative and could make that first step so much easier for someone. I'd love to see you explore more of your idea on progress pages for different issues depending on the user. Attaching some resources like the informative articles you mentioned could keep users of the app informed and excited to maintain their goals! Great job!

Joe Saavedra
👏 Founder & CEO at Infinite Objects — Emoti-Con Judge
What an important issue to address, I really applaud your choice in subject matter. Such an important issue that is affecting more and more youth as well as adults! I would encourage you to analyze the products, apps, and platforms that exist today and see where you can add an innovative twist. That being said, I do appreciate the "Rewards" concept to help incentivize users. I can imagine many corporations that would love to participate by donating to that effort.

Feedback from the Community:

Lisa 👏 a Teacher from Staten Island, NY
Your hard work shines in this extraordinary project. Helping people was clearly at the forefront of your design and you succeeded beautifully!
Gina 👏 a Parent from Staten Island, NY
What a wonderful idea to help those struggling with their mental health. Sometimes its hard know to even find a provider to see these days for someone experiencing mental health issues or a crisis. There are waiting lists for months. I love that your app provides a lists of therapists, live help for those struggling in the moment. Having access to talk to someone around the clock could make a huge difference in someones life especially if theyre really struggling. Good job girls and good luck!

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