Mental health is something that affects all people, whether or not they realize it. The distinction between the depressed and mentally healthy is not always as clear as some make it out to be. There exist many undiagnosed individuals in the grey area between depressed and healthy, and many individuals who could benefit from mental support and advice.

In this project, a team of UC Berkeley students aimed to develop an automated mental health assistant that collects information about individual’s daily life, makes predictions about the user’s mental health status, and provides lifestyle recommendations for the user. This automated system, called “Mindful”, is catered towards anyone who wants to monitor his or her mental health and develop behaviors and habits that positively influence their mental health status.