It's Mental Health Month and “it's okay to be not OK”! That’s the message Hannah and Charlie Lucas want to spread through their life-saving app notOK™. The two siblings are trying to help more people, like Hannah, who are struggling with depression and anxiety through their app, which notifies the user’s trusted contacts when they feel vulnerable and need help.
In this live-streamed conversation, Hannah and Charlie will present their app and talk about opportunities and resources for teens who are struggling with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, particularly during the pandemic. We invite teens, parents, educators, and those with youths in their lives to join us on Tuesday, May 18, from 5 –6pm EDT during the NYC Youth Action Call to learn from these inspiring young developers.
All youth participants attending this event can earn up to 2 hours of community service.
About Hannah and Charlie Lucas
Hannah suffers from postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), a condition that causes her to faint. When she was 15, fears related to her syndrome spiraled into anxiety and depression, which led to self-harm. After getting professional treatment, Hannah pursued coding and entrepreneurship classes, which empowered her to see her vision through, together with her brother, Charlie.
After witnessing his sister’s struggles, Charlie wanted to do something to help. When Hannah told him about the idea for notOK™, Charlie stepped in to lead tech development and support. He wireframed the app’s basic premise and devised the workflow. Charlie also manages ongoing updates, design ideas, and further developer approvals. He’s now working on the prototype for their next app.