At Youth Radio, we understand young people--because we are young people.
So we know, it's not always easy to handle emotions. Two things help:
* Noticing patterns in how you feel
* Reaching out to trusted others
That's what Mood Ring helps you do!
Here’s how it works: As often as you like (we recommend at least once a day), pick any combo of emojis that reflect how you're feeling. You can a little written reflection, too.
You'll get an "emotion report" showing how you've been feeling, and encouraging you to connect with people you know can make you feel better when you're down. Each time you open Mood Ring, you’ll be greeted by an inspirational quote, and you’ll also find additional resources to contact if you need to, for immediate help.
Mood Ring is confidential. Only you see your emotional reports. It's up to you who you share them with.
Mood Ring puts the power of your feelings into your own hands.
From the design, to the content and code, this app was created by a team of young people at Youth Radio, using MIT’s App Inventor, with input from a range of health and tech professionals.
~ In the Media ~
A discussion about Mood Ring on NPR’s Morning Edition with its lead designer and health advisor.
~ The Youth Radio Interactive Team ~
Asha Richardson - Youth Radio Interactive Program Manger
Storm White - Lead Designer
Lissa Soep - Content Editor
Cassandra Xiloxochitl Gutierrez
Youth Radio is a Peabody Award-winning production company where diverse young people learn digital media and technology. Partnering with industry professionals, students produce content and tools that bring youth perspectives to topics of public concern, reaching audiences in the tens of millions.
YOUTH RADIO INTERACTIVE
The young people who are a part of Youth Radio Interactive (YRI)--a collaboration with MIT and UC Berkeley--use coding, data-driven storytelling, and design to create online and mobile projects that engage communities in conversation about today's most pressing issues. Learn more about us here.