HelpAlong

Abigail Johnson, Western Oregon University
Brittany Miller-Burt, Western Oregon University
Hanna Kristensen, Western Oregon University
Jasmit Singh, Western Oregon University

This presentation was delivered on May 28, 2020 at Western Oregon University Academic Excellence Showcase (Monmouth, OR).

Abstract

Computer science has already proven itself useful in so many fields, from healthcare, to civil engineering, to agricultural sciences. We at MetaHealth wanted to see what we could do for the human condition with the skills we have learned throughout the course of our education. Each of us is driven by a passion to leave this world a better place than we found it, and that positive change starts within. No one is above prioritising their mental well-being and, thankfully, we’re having more serious conversations about the importance of self-care. Often people assume self-care can only be done through expensive beauty treatments or time consuming work outs. While these things could count, self-care is a very personal practice that embodies so many different approaches and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Drawing from our team philosophy, HelpAlong is a website that is meant to “help you along” your mental health journey, not tell you what is right or wrong. HelpAlong serves to act as a mental well-being hub for users to track their daily lives and personal progress. Specialized tools such as a mood tracker, a task and calendar manager, and access to various mental health resources all come together to guide anyone who chooses to connect to our site.

 

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