Built on Hedera to better support mental and emotional healing for the world.

1 PERSON

dies due to suicide every 40 seconds globally

1 IN 4

people will be affected by a mental disorder

Industry

Healthcare

Overview

The Never Alone Initiative of The Chopra Foundation is a new, free, mobile application, offering individuals the ability to connect, 24/7, with curated volunteers, counselors, mental health experts/professionals, local organizations, and hospitals based on their location.

Challenge

Mental health represents a second pandemic as stress and anxiety grow, and suicide rates rise globally, especially in younger populations. Access to emotional and mental wellness resources is costly and sometimes inaccessible in certain locations. And for donors, there is a lack of transparency around how funds are used and their efficacy.

Solution

The Chopra Foundation uses Hedera to create a decentralized platform that democratizes access to trusted resources supporting mental and emotional wellness worldwide. The Hedera Consensus Service (HCS) ensures both content verifiability and proof-of-donation within the Never Alone application.

The Never Alone application, built by The Chopra Foundation, offers individuals the ability to connect, 24/7, with curated volunteers, counselors, mental health experts/professionals, local organizations, and hospitals based on their location.

It utilizes the Hedera Consensus Service (HCS) to guarantee the authenticity of content through a verifiable, timestamped log of events, protecting both content providers and users. The platform allows mental health and wellness experts — from medical professionals to meditation experts — to upload content into a service registry, where it's logged on the Hedera Consensus Service and given a digital fingerprint, providing proof of content authenticity and ensuring it is tamper-proof.

"The launch of this interactive application is the next step in fostering that connection for people around the world. Leveraging the Hedera network to deliver access to authentic and trustworthy information to people around the world is great progress on our path to bringing us all closer together in this new, reimagined world.”

POONACHA MACHAIAH, CEO of THE CHOPRA FOUNDATION

In addition to content authenticity, the Hedera Consensus Service (HCS) is utilized within the donation center, offering donors transparency and trust when giving money to specific causes. This brings confidence in the knowledge that funds can only be used in a specific way, and not for administrative overhead. For example, if a donor wants to offer 10,000 hours of counseling services to at-risk youths, they will be able to designate that through the donation center and have transparency into how their funds are being utilized against that goal.

"This is a moment where humanity is experiencing a deep sense of uncertainty with our global crisis, but this is also a moment for the potential for a profound personal relationship with ourselves, with who we are , with the people we love , and with our communities. Making pragmatic tools and resources available for mental hygiene around the world is at the heart of our vision."

GABRIELLA WRIGHT; ACTOR, HUMANITARIAN, & CO-FOUNDER OF THE NEVER ALONE INITIATIVE

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Industry

Healthcare

Overview

The Never Alone Initiative of The Chopra Foundation is a new, free, mobile application, offering individuals the ability to connect, 24/7, with curated volunteers, counselors, mental health experts/professionals, local organizations, and hospitals based on their location.

Challenge

Mental health represents a second pandemic as stress and anxiety grow, and suicide rates rise globally, especially in younger populations. Access to emotional and mental wellness resources is costly and sometimes inaccessible in certain locations. And for donors, there is a lack of transparency around how funds are used and their efficacy.

Solution

The Chopra Foundation uses Hedera to create a decentralized platform that democratizes access to trusted resources supporting mental and emotional wellness worldwide. The Hedera Consensus Service (HCS) ensures both content verifiability and proof-of-donation within the Never Alone application.

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