Mental health awareness
Darya K., Saba S.
The goal of thePOM is to create a healthy and safe environment for teenagers who are overlooked or feel that their mental health is an insignificant priority. thePOM strives to ensure that teens not only get the resources and help they need, but also have the opportunity to relax while doing so.
Mental health is an issue that often goes unaddressed as teens are growing up. Specifically in the Silicon Valley, a highly competitive, yet innovative area, many face the pressures of succeeding in every aspect of their life. These pressures can be life threatening when not talked about or taken care of.
thePOM has potential to make a difference in everyone’s lives. With multiple resources, our initiative is to hit the whole scope of mental health. From an interactive map that helps you find not just mental health clinics, but fun things to do in your area, to a page that is completely dedicated to relaxing and having fun, thePOM creates a safe environment for anyone to be themselves.
For our interactive map that showed mental health clincs, teen communities, and recreational activities, we needed an API. However, we could not find a compatible API rendered for what we were looking for. From MapBox, to Google Places, to Google Maps, after 4 days of research and testing out different code, we finally got Google Maps to work with the rest of our program.