Alesia Fieldberg, CTV Winnipeg
Published Monday, February 10, 2014 4:30PM CST
Last Updated Monday, February 10, 2014 6:37PM CST
Inspired by teen tragedy, three Winnipeg high school students have taken mental health awareness into their own hands by making it hand-held.
Amanda Todd took her own life after facing online bullying for a year in B.C. In Winnipeg, Sisler High Grade 11 students heard Amanda’s mother, Carol Todd, speak at their school last November, then decided to use time set aside for self-directed studies to develop an app about mental health.
They gathered information from several mental health organizations and formatted it for use on Apple or Android hand-held devices. The girls are developing it because they want mental health information that’s easy to read and always accessible, even when there’s no Internet connection.
Jennifer Pazdor, Simarjeet Gill, Stephanie Zabar discuss mental health app development with Carol Todd.
On Monday, at the safe and caring schools conference, the teens shared their mission with educators and met with Carol Todd, who’s been helping them as they develop the app.
Read more: http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/sisler-high-school-students-develop-mental-health-app-1.1679668#ixzz2syG7bVG8