What are the impacts of personal technology on the mental health of students with depression?
What are the sociopersonal factors(settings, relationships, background) that contribute to depression in young adults?
What types of methods do students employ to fight depression?
Our research process included seven interviews, two with experts in the field of depression, and five with young adults (18-30) who have dealt with or currently deal with depression.
Participant 2 / 26 years, male
Participant 3 / 28 years, male
Expert 2 / University Therapist
Self awareness is the first step toward recognizing depression, and the first step toward dealing with it.
Depression is a battle to establish self worth. People aren't able to help themselves if they don't consider themselves worth helping.
Relationships can be both hurtful and helpful, yet deep connections with others can make the greatest impact.
Being aware that you are "not feeling right" is the first step to taking action about your one's depression. Without recognition there can be no action.
Technology often hijacks our attention, which can make it difficult to even pay attention to ourselves and our condition.
Reflections is a biometric wearable which determines your emotional and physical state with biometrics. From that biometric information it contextually supports or counters your emotional state with questions, statements, or quotes from the past.