"HOW MIGHT WE REDUCE THE FEAR OF ASKING FOR HELP IN YOUNG ADULTS?"
NEARLY 1 IN 12 U.S. ADULTS SUFFERS FROM DEPRESSION
1 IN 15 ADULTS SUFFERS FROM ANXIETY
"I just didn’t want to seem crazy"
"I don't want to be a burden on others, people probably don't care"
"It wasn't uncommon for me to sleep 12-14 hours a day"
Young adults struggling with mental health challenges often do not ask for help or guidance when needed
Our prototype is 2.5"x2.5". Is this too big or too small?
Would you use this or keep it in your room?
Would you feel less judgment talking to the prototype rather than your friends?
Educates users about mental health challenges
Users can anonymously chat with others who have a NOVA
NOVA can assist with daily tasks
Integrated medication reminder with notifications