sixteen-year-old Hannah Lucas, a teenprenuer who is changing the face of mental healthcare. She has recently won two prestigious awards: the 2018 MHA mPower Award and the 2018 NAMI GA Young Leader Award.
Just last year Hannah was fainting so much that she missed 70% of the school year due to a condition called POTS. While she was there she constantly got bullied and even threatened (by a fellow student) that she would be taken advantage of the next time she passed out in school. Being scared was a permanent state of mind. What would she do if she fainted and no one was around? After becoming severely depressed and even attempting suicide, she (along with her younger brother Charlie) searched for apps that would help teens in their times of distress. Nothing was available and together they created something new - the notOK app.
In just a few months after launch, this inspirational tech teen’s app has been gaining massive attention with over 46k downloads in just 4 months. The notOK app combines self-care with technology and is creating the movement mantra, “it’s ok to say you’re not ok.”
Header Photo by Vania Stoyanova