Mental illnesses are issues that affect all kinds of people regardless of their age, gender, race, social or economic status. The conflicted topic of mental health has often been underestimated or judged throughout history, is still one of the most important elements to have in consideration to succeed as a species. Everyday, millions of people struggle and face great challenges due to mental illnesses and the consequences that they bring them.
Some of the main strategies that people often resort to in order to try to help themselves deal with this situation that they encounter on the daily include going to specialists/professionals like psychiatrists and psychologists, but design could also target and tackle the consequences of mental illnesses. It has been scientifically proven that through self analysis and practicing self care exercises on the daily, making small or big changes in this area can easily leave an impression and have a positive outcome for the receptor of the design.
Through creating this app called Bliss, I continue to explore how to get a quick sense of comfort through a digital lens. In this case, as I develop further the online counseling idea, while I also work on added variables like making it affordable to most people since counseling is expensive, and making it more practical and self-reflective in the personal area.