09 May Milestone Five: Report
Safety Net – Technology
How might we interpret emotional changes, in a therapeutic setting, through various modes of communication?
Veteran healthcare is a major concern facing the nation today with about 20 veterans dying by suicide each day. While mental health care is provided in VA facilities across the nation, many factors prevent Veterans from seeking the care they need. By reducing the top sources of friction Veterans experience in seeking care, we hope to maximize the resources available and ultimately lower the rate of Veteran suicide in the United States. In order to meet this lofty goal, this project focused topic of how we might create a web-based application that delivers mental health care to Veterans who may not have physical access to resources, while still maintaining the safe-guards established by in-person clinical therapy sessions.