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Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation | Malaysia

Joshua Jebaraj | Abdullah Fakher | Filbert Joshua | Naavenesh Rao

Depression has been a major issue, that most commonly leads to suicide. Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. Depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. And one in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20's. In recent suicide case, Linkin Park Vocalist, Chester Bennington has shed a light on depression and suicide. We are here to develop an AI chat-bot that helps depressed individuals to talk and open up to without having the fear of being misjudged, which in return helps lessen their depression and suicidal thoughts. The app name is based on a movement; Project Semicolon - stylized as Project; - is an American mental health nonprofit organization that primarily functions as an anti-suicide initiative. Based on the statistics of the organisation, most suicide cases; who have survived was related to depression.