MindMate — A mental well-being app that helps students take care of their mind’s health easily

In today’s academic landscape, students face immense pressure, often leading to significant mental health issues. A recent American College Health Association survey highlights this crisis: 64% of students reported overwhelming anxiety, with 46% feeling hopeless (ACHA, 2022).

As a product designer and student myself, this pressing issue inspired me to create MindMate, an app designed to support students’ daily mental health needs.

My Role (solo)

UX Research and UI/UX Design

Timeline

Nov 2022 — Mar 2023

The Problem Space

Students face increasing pressure to excel academically daily, negatively affecting their mental health. They need a user-friendly, confidential platform to manage their mental health, but they face several obstacles including:

Stigma around accessing mental health support
Difficulty finding trustworthy and reliable information easily
Vague solutions making it difficult to get started

Background: Why this problem?

The original problem space I started working on stemmed from my personal experience as an international student: the absence of a tailored roadmap or checklist to ease the transition from one’s home country to the USA. However, through research and brainstorming, I recognized that

The core issue behind students’ struggle was the lack of mental preparedness for life changes.

Thus, the idea of creating a platform to help students foster strong and healthy mindsets emerged, enabling them to navigate even the most challenging and uncertain situations successfully.

Stigma around accessing mental health support

Difficulty finding trustworthy and reliable information easily
Vague solutions making it difficult to get started

The solution overview and Business Opportunities

This platform can benefit educational institutions, healthcare providers, and mental health organizations, offering a value-added service that boosts their brand and attracts more students.

Bright living room with modern inventory
Bright living room with modern inventory

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Para1: This platform can benefit educational institutions, healthcare providers, and mental health organizations, offering a value-added service that boosts their brand and attracts more students.