Mental illness awareness

Hayley M, Donyah R

The game takes you through the lives of 2 students who have mental illnesses. It depicts life for students with mental illness.

The problem is many people don't feel mental illness is real especially in children.

The game takes you through 2 students school days as they struggle with mental illness and other issues. We chose to put our characters in high stress situation to really make the signs obvious.

We wrote each character on separate computers so when we combined all the code we had to figure out how to make it so that if you picked boy or girl that that characters code would run. We put them into functions and used a simple input statement with an if statement to call the functions.

"It made me almost cry"

Donyah and I (Hayley) met here at our summer immersion program and became close friends. As we grew closer we talked about our lives and issues that were important to us such as mental illness.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Verizon (Newark #2).