App designed so that people can press a `panic’ button on their phone to alert contacts they trust that they need help.
This then sends:
When the crisis passes the sender can press the green button in the app to show their trusted contacts that they are feeling better.
MHA [Mental Health America’]’s 2018 mPower Award goes to Hannah and Charlie Lucas from Cumming, Georgia for the creation of the notOK App™. Hannah, 16, struggled with depression and self-harm last year, her freshman year of high school, after being diagnosed with a chronic illness that led her to be bullied and taunted at school. An idea formed in her head during her lowest moment: an app that would let people know she was not OK. With the assistance of her younger brother, Charlie, 13, the Lucas children got to work on the app idea which would become the notOK App™.
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