WAITT – We Are In This Together is a prototype for an application that I developed and founded for the UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase. WAITT is a suicide prevention app that would be intended for youth aged 18-24 focusing on those with early signs of depression, anxiety, or signs of suicidal thoughts. The app would provide approved submissions from actual suicide survivors on ideas for coping mechanisms for others to try on themselves in order to help curve their mental health issues. The app was developed around a calm, warm and welcoming feel to allow users to trust the information that they were given as mental health and suicide prevention is such a hard topic for many to discuss.
This app prototype was an honorable mention in the 2019 UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase and was showcased at the opening ceremony for the UWM Lubar Entrepreneur Center opening in May 2019.