With Depression So Prominent, These Teens Are Letting You Know It’s Okay
With many celebs opening up about their public struggles such as Mariah Carey with bipolar disorder and Bella Hadid with a social anxiety disorder, help is a positive conversation away.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s okay to say you are notOk.
Let me introduce you to fifteen-year- old Hannah Lucas. Hannah is a teenpreneur making a major impact through the touch of a button. After becoming severely depressed and attempting suicide, Hannah’s little brother Charlie stepped in to help her change things. Unable to find an app that could help, they took it into their hands and created the notOK App™ . In just a few months it received over 26k downloads.
Why consider having Hannah Lucas on the show? They can highlight alarming statistic:
“There is certainly a marketplace for the app, considering one in six U.S. adults lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Nearly half of teens between the ages of 13 to 18 alone have a mental disorder, the NIMH reports.”
The notOK App™ makes asking for help as simple as pressing a button.
notOk? Here’s what you do… To use notOK™, simply open the app, tap the red button and a text message will be sent to up to 5 pre-selected contacts that reads: “Hey, I’m not OK. Please call me, text me, or come find me,” along with a link to your current GPS location. It is the time of the teen titan, taking a stand for each other and demanding change. From March for Our Lives to the social conversation to now creating a lifeline for other teens struggling with mental illnesses.