Ember

Improving student mental health with the support of close family and friends


About This App

This project was created for the Congressional App Challenge

After witnessing the umnet need for accessible mental health services, we decided an innovative solution needed to be created from scratch. We developed this app using advanced artificial intelligence technology on the backend and a sleek, user-centered design for the frontend. We won the Congressional App Challenge with this app and will present the app in the capitol during the House of Code event. The frontend of the app is coded in Swift and interacts with a backend Python server using Flask.

Features

  • Daily journaling allows users to notice trends in their emotions over time

  • Observer mode to allow trusted people in a user's life to assess risk of self-harm or suicide

  • Privacy standards restrict the user data an observer can see

  • Linking to free third-party mental health resources at convenient places within the app