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Our Idea

Why did your team choose to focus on this challenge?

We chose this topic because many people have really bad mental health and some can end their lives due to their mental health most of our team had already chose to do mental health this challenge is very important as most people suffer with mental health atleast once in their life More than 1 out 5 adults suffer with poor mental health this stat is the same for with young people aged 13-18 My group was intrested in this challenge as it is the easiest to understand and the suicide rate being very high. None of the members in our

What have you learned about the challenge that you didn't know before?

We have learnt that the rate of suicide and depression has increased by 25% after lockdown. We believe that this is because being stuck in one location has an effect of social anxiety and loneliness on the individual.

Outline the specific problem you would like to solve for your Hero and two or three solutions you think would help.

This challenge inspired us as because it is a world wide problem, it is a on going, growing problem. Our hero is Justin Foley from 13 reasons why, Justin struggles from mental health, his mental health caused him to become a drug addict and also hung around bad influences, his girlfriend got raped so he also blamed himself for that and use drugs to cope. He became homeless after running away from his home because of his mothers abusives boyfriend, he did sex work for money. Ways to help- you could go to rehab for the drugs, therapy, talk to someone trusted, get a hobby to distract you.

Ask your Mentor anything.

We need more solutions on how to solve his problem, As if we find more ways to help him we could help many others. We could get inspiration from others who have been through and over come what Justin has been through We could potentially explore solutions such as, a free space where people could feel free to say how they feel. We feel as we would need more potential solutions as not all people like to talk about how they feel. We would like to know more as it would help us to discover how our mentor feels.