Are you a passionate technologist looking to innovate in the mental health industry? You can build your own product in the span of 24 hours, or attend workshops, lectures, and check out the final presentations by all of our hackers!

Not tech-focused? Are you a big-thinker looking to share your ideas about how to improve mental health in the 21st century? Come to see workshops, network, and partner with computer science experts to brainstorm an innovative mental health care product!

Are you a mental health care provider, student, administrator, or patient interested in understanding ways to challenge the current system’s model of healthcare? Share your knowledge with the teams as a mentor, or partner directly with teams to come up with a novel solution to age-old problems.

Overall, if you’re passionate about improving our current model of mental health care , attend this hackathon to connect with similar minds and work on a project over the span of 24 hours. We don’t expect everyone to be able to directly contribute to code. 

Why should I come to Hack Mental Health?

Can I participate?

Yes! This hackathon is open to everyone, both students and non-students, from any background.

But I don't know how to code! 

Don’t worry! In the beginning of the event, we'll connect you coders that could use someone with the relevant area of expertise. You could be a designer, a product manager, a marketing specialist, or even just a passionate person with some ideas about the mental health and technology space, we promise! 

when is it?

Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Where is it?

We’ll be in the center of San Francisco at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center (1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA)

A laptop, charger, your ID, refillable bottle for water, and a bright smile :) 

What should I bring?

As you’re working on your project, there will also be activities for throughout the weekend. Learn from our mentors, who are experienced professionals in mental health industry. Visit our sponsorship booths and chat with our sponsors. Attend our workshops and lightning talks. Relax in our meditation & yoga sessions, or experiment with expressive art therapy.

See the full schedule here.

What CAN i

Nope! You’ll have the opportunity to meet new friends and find teammates after our keynote ceremony.

Do I need a team to attend?

You have 24 hours to build a product that leverages technology to innovate on the mental health space. You must start your coding on this project at the actual hackathon (no pre-existing projects). We also expect attendees to behave respectfully to all other participants. We share a bit more detail here.

Any rules?

Get a ticket on eventbrite.

How do I sign up?

We love your passion and excitement! If you’d like to participate by hacking remotely, please submit your project to devpost by 12pm PST on March 24, 2019. When making the submission, make sure to opt in for “Remote participation prize”. One winner will be selected out of all remote submissions.

What if I am remote?

Email us at if we haven’t answered a question! 

I still have a question!