Announcing Yale Hack Mental Health
We're excited to introduce the world's preeminent collegiate mental health care hackathon!
Hack Mental Health is dedicated towards developing technology that can improve mental health. Whether its tracking biometrics through wearables, developing algorithms to make social media more friendly, or helping people quickly get the care they need, we're bringing experts in technology, psychology, and business from all along the East Coast to help turn your vision to reality!
This year, we're partnering with companies such as Google, Bulldogs in Bluegrass, and Therachat, which helps us offer travel cost subsidies for needing participants! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hack Mental Health is open to participants of all disciplines. However, we have limited capacity, so please register early! After January 15, 2019, participants with General Admissions tickets will be selected via lottery and informed of their status via email before the start of the event so we cannot guarantee admission.
Mental Health Today
In the current century, mental health has become one of the biggest challenges our nation faces. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness:
1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences mental illness in a given year.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 15–24.
46% of homeless adults live with severe mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.
Last year, we were inspired by the 350+ attendees, 30+ sponsors, and incredible community from our first HackMentalHealth hackathon. This year, we’re planning to double the numbers, connect with even more companies, and truly make this the capstone mental health + tech event worldwide.
Talented, inspiring mental health practitioners tackle mental health issues on the front lines everyday. Brilliant minds in the technology field are eager to make a real impact in improving the health of millions of Americans. Survivors and friends of loved ones who have suffered from mental health illnesses long to have a voice in the narrative. Everyone has an important role in this conversation.
Let’s come together and innovate mental health.