In the upcoming century, mental health is one of the biggest challenges our nation faces. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness:
There are talented, inspiring mental health practitioners tackling mental health issues on the front lines. There are brilliant minds in the technology field who are eager to make a real impact in improving the health of millions of Americans. There are survivors and friends of loved ones who have suffered from mental health illnesses. Everyone has an important role in this conversation.
Let’s come together and innovate mental health.
Taking place over February 3–4, 2018, HackMentalHealth will be holding a 24-hour event focused on hands-on learning and partnership with the mental health space, including academia, industry, and entrepreneurship.
Our judges include leaders from a diverse set of disciplines:
We are also joined by some of the leading companies and organizations dedicated to improving our nation’s state of mental health:
Most hackathons require participants to be coders and chug Red Bull all night in order to participate. Since we believe in the importance of mental health, we’re making sure this hackathon is different:
We hope that HackMentalHealth can shift the direction of hackathons to be more health-conscious and less detrimental to participants’ well-being.
If you’d like to get more involved, you can: