Brooklyn teen creates mental health app to help other teens
A Brooklyn teen is using her computer science skills to help launch a mental health app aimed towards helping other teens.
The app Geia was created by 19-year-old Kamie Aran, a recent graduate of BASIS Independent Brooklyn.
Aran says teens’ mental health is typically only assessed annually and by a pediatrician. Through Geia, she says teens can assess their mental wellness on their own and at any time.
After answering questions centric to the user's mental health, Geia provides teens with a list of resources they may find helpful.
Aran says suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens nationwide, and she hopes Geia will help combat that.
Aran says Geia still must go through a few rounds of vetting, but that she's hopeful people can use it by the end of this year.