Mental Health resources

Hannah, Abigail, Valentina, Caitlin, Ariana, Emily, Joselyn, Kayli, Andrea, Kristin, Deborah

We created a website with links to locally available mental health resources. Pages include a mission statement, resources, signs and symptoms of mental illness, coping mechanisms, and individual stories. We also included a page for other girls to display their coding projects.

A girl in our group mentioned that someone in her community had committed suicide. This led to a discussion about how many adolescents don't know where to turn for help if they are experiencing symptoms of mental illness. Some don't recognize the signs of mental illness, or they think they're the only ones who have the problems they are going through.

The mission of this web site is to provide information about available resources related to adolescent mental health issues. We hope to provide a link to local resources for therapeutic care. As well as, educate people about signs and symptoms of mental health issues, and share stories from others who have suffered from mental health issues. Our goal is to provide support for those seeking mental health services in the Suffolk County area. Also, to ensure that they are not alone and help is readily available if they reach for it.

The technical issues we faced were finding a free online platform to host our web page. We chose Mozilla Thimble, and used a basic template on the "start a project from scratch" option. Girls were then able to create their own independent pages. We also had to make sure that all pages linked properly to each other.

We are a group of girls who range in age from 6th through 12th grade. What we have in common is a desire to learn to code! We particularly enjoy web design.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Club students at Sachem.