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Huddle

Project by 
Sonia Doshi
Project Year 
2017
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College freshmen typically turn to a peer before a professional when dealing with a mental health problem, but peers are often insufficiently prepared to respond effectively. Huddle is a platform for undergraduates to work with their dorm-mates to develop a supportive community through a 3-step approach: 1) identifying signs of depression and suicidal ideation, 2) reacting to cues to appropriately support another student, and 3) navigating a peer-to-peer conversation as a medium of support. If students can practice these skills in a safe, low-consequence environment, they will be better prepared to support each other throughout their college experiences.