How Are You Feeling Today? Organizational Mental Health Indicator and Real-Time Help Application

The Need: Organizations, particularly college campuses, are facing a growing challenge in addressing student mental health issues. The rising prevalence of severe psychological problems, anxiety disorders, and depression among students necessitates a proactive and effective solution. The existing gap in early intervention and support services poses a significant impact on academic performance, requiring campuses to rethink their approach to mental health support.

The Technology: "How Are You Feeling Today" is a groundbreaking application that can be seamlessly integrated into existing emergency alert systems across 7151 universities and colleges in the U.S. The application utilizes the familiar emergency alert format, prompting students with a simple question: "How Are You Feeling Today?" Through this innovative approach, students can express their emotional state and receive tailored support.

Commercial Applications:

  • Real-Time Mental Health Check-ins: Regular inquiries allow institutions to track the mental health status of their student population.
  • Customized Support Resources: The application provides targeted information based on students' responses, offering advice, campus resources, and support groups.
  • Crisis Intervention: Immediate assistance is provided to students expressing distress, connecting them to trained volunteers or staff for support.


  • Informed Resource Allocation: The application generates a comprehensive database that highlights trends in mental health over time, enabling institutions to allocate resources precisely when and where they are needed.
  • Proactive Crisis Management: Early detection of mental health concerns allows for timely intervention, potentially averting crises and improving overall student well-being.
  • Meta-Research Opportunities: Aggregate data across institutions using the application provides valuable insights for meta-research and shared solutions, contributing to a broader understanding of campus mental health.

The Market and Rationale:

  • Buyer: Targeting 5300 college campuses in the U.S. and thousands more globally, the application addresses the urgent need for informed mental health resource allocation.
  • ROI: Ensures the effective use of human and financial resources on campus by providing real-time data and insights.
  • User: Primarily designed for college students but also extends potential benefits to faculty and staff.
  • Problem Solved: A holistic solution to understanding institutional mental health and ensuring the proper allocation of resources, ultimately improving and saving lives.

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