How do we make it a priority to look after the mental health of ourselves and those around us.
Designing an app that engages loved ones to learn, share, and communicate about mental health without the need to call or text them.
86% of people agree that the term “mental illness” carries a stigma . 79% of people agree that less stigma and shame around mental health disorders would lower suicide rates
- People want to express and share how they're feeling, especially during this time.
- People don't have the right outlet or are too emotionally exhausted; this leads to texting/calling fatigue.
- The stigma around mental health prevents strong articulation and a fear of explaining uncomfortable feelings.
While looking for ways to express emotions, we came across strong color & mood correlations. We used this insight to make it easier for people to subconsciusly express their own psychological states.
Daniel Johnston’s music & life inspired “Hi, How Are You” Day in Austin. A day reminding people to at least ask those four words to encourage candid conversations about mental health. We envisioned this app as launching through the Hi, How Are You? organization.
A shared mood tracking app. With this app, loved ones can share emotions on a daily basis, sparking genuine conversations about mental health.