Why I selected the project: Mental health care is often inaccessible to those who need it, so I wanted to explore ways to make therapeutic practices more accessible and universal
Description of the research/conclusion and the product: Mobile technology can provide resources to guide an individual suffering from anxiety through practices of meditative therapy and interactive treatment experiments. In the near future, users might pull out their smartphone instead of going to see their local therapist or physician. Alternatively, instead of creating a mobile app for my product, I wanted to show the reality and struggles of living with anxiety in a short film.
My product of the short film has had some impact and has been well received so far. So far, it has about 1,500 views on YouTube, which is incredibly meaningful that I could have my work shown to that many people. I’ve received messages from people all over the world, whom I’ve never met, thanking me for my video and saying that I’ve been able to help them express the words that they never could. It’s won an award at the Southeast Psych Film Festival in Charlotte. It’s also being played before every showing of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the State Cinema this weekend. I’m very content with the impact I’ve had on people from this and I hope the message keeps growing.
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