In today's digitally connected world, mental health has become a paramount concern, especially during the holiday season, which can be a time of increased stress and anxiety for many. The "Mental Health Support App for the Holidays" engineering design challenge invites participants to leverage technology and empathy to create a solution that addresses this important issue. This challenge integrates the principles of engineering with the sensitivity required for mental health support, encouraging students to develop innovative applications that make a real difference.
Design and develop a mobile application that provides mental health support and resources specifically tailored for the holiday season. Your solution should aim to ease stress, anxiety, and other mental health challenges that are often amplified during this time.
The holiday season, while joyful for many, can also be a source of significant stress due to factors like family dynamics, financial pressures, and social expectations. This period can exacerbate feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression. To make your app relevant and effective, consider integrating concepts from a children's book that deals with emotions or mental health, such as "The Color Monster" by Anna Llenas, which helps children identify and understand their feelings.