Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
" RESIST "
Explain your idea in details:
I plan to develop an app that will help to combat suicidal thoughts of the present youth in our world. this is what RESIST is, a platform. It is a platform for people who need emotional/mental support. As a depressed person may tend to aloof itself from society, RESIST is an app that will be a go-to place for such people. RESIST will have 5 features which will affect its targeted audience 1) an AI-powered assistant that will help to recommend resources such as articles etc. to the user relating to the type of depression the user has. RESIST will also have a feature to talk to other people through an anonymous user chat so that they don't feel alone. 2) through RESIST, our targeted audience can book/meet/talk to their city's psychologist can get in touch with them easily in times of need. 3) will have resources such as articles, videos, and songs which will be highly curated relating to self-help and coping mechanisms 4) We will have all the suicide prevention helplines ( after testing ) of all the respective/related city/country/school/organization and RESIST will have a helpline of its own so that our targeted audience can get in touch with us. 5)An SOS option to notify authorities, family, friends, and guardians if being physically bullied.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
In today's world, close to 800,000 people end their lives every year. That is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide is a global phenomenon that needs to be tackled and dealt with immediately and effectively. RESIST can be implemented at a target population, sub-population or at an individual level to prevent suicide, attempts at suicide and to help cure depression among the youth. There are indications that for each adult who died by suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide. Suicidal thoughts may occur throughout the lifespan among the depressed population, with suicide being the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds globally. RESIST can be used as a go-to place for a person with any suicidal intentions. This application will aid in combating such suicidal thoughts. RESIST is aimed at providing psychological, emotional and mental health support to its users, whilst providing a plethora of resources for the same.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
I don't intend to profit from RESIST. It is an app that will aid those with suicidal intentions. The plan is still at a conceptual stage, however, I will personally look for developers that can help make my dream a reality. This is because in today's world, a majority of people that end their lives do it because of depression and with little means to open up about it. If an app such as RESIST could make a slight difference, then so be it.
I am Shaurya Gupta, 19 years of age, currently working on a bachelor's of technology degree. I'm a people person. I enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people, and I am known for being a great listener and a clear communicator. I'm currently pursuing a degree in bachelors of technology. the motivation for resist came from my past as I remember being bullied and depressed for almost 10 years of my childhood. I haven't achieved anything big yet, but I think I will. If RESIST becomes an actual thing in this world I will owe much to my friends and family. cause they made me believe that this idea is not stupid and can be implemented in real life to help real-life people