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Myndful: How Students Used AI to Create an App for Mental Health Resources

Friday, July 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Mental Health & Wellness Week Lunch & Learn Week July 17-21, 2023 12- 1 pm Eastern Time

Presented by Ashvin Trehan, Co-Founder and CEO, Myndful-AI; Jared Wyetzner, Co-Founder, COO, and Chief Backend Developer, Myndful-AI; and Siddharth Paul, Co-Founder, CTO, and Chief Frontend Developer, Myndful-AI
Moderated by Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO,

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View for a lively discussion with three recent graduates from Metuchen High School (NJ). As high school students passionate about equitable and accessible mental health care, they were astonished to see that their school’s mental health resources webpage was dated, difficult to use, and not as helpful as it intended to be. So, they embarked on a mission to develop the world’s first machine learning chatbot, dedicated to serving as a comprehensive directory for high school students.

Their chatbot is designed to bridge the gap and provide assistance in coping with stress, anxiety, and various mental health challenges. The chatbot is a neural network built with a TensorFlow sequential model. They collaborated with the Hamilton Lab at the Rutgers University Department of Psychology in New Brunswick to compile training data for the model. With a focus on user experience, Myndful.AI offers a sleek and intuitive interface for direct FREE communication with the chatbot, as well as a convenient menu that provides quick access to curated resources addressing various mental health concerns.

Through this edWebinar, viewers are able to learn about artificial intelligence applications in the classroom and how this emerging technology can be used to support students and their mental health. In an increasingly technological era, it is important that both students and educators learn how to use technology for good to best prepare for the future.

Myndful.AI is currently available to all students nationwide. They have created custom pages for schools across New Jersey with school-specific resources. Myndful has been used nearly 40,000 times in the past three months and serves 5,000. Myndful has won many awards including the Congressional App Challenge.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 educators and counselors who want to learn more about innovative and student-driven ways to support the mental health and wellness of their students.

This edWebinar is part of Mental Health & Wellness Week. Join us for a week of advice, resources, and solutions that address educator and student mental health and wellness.

Ashvin TrehanAbout the Presenters

Ashvin Trehan is a Co-founder and the CEO of Myndful-AI. Having graduated from Metuchen High School, he will begin his studies at Yale University in the fall, where his interests lie in artificial intelligence, economics, and psychology. As the visionary behind Myndful-AI, Ashvin is responsible for the strategic direction and outreach efforts of the company. Ashvin is currently interning with Congressman Frank Pallone in his New Brunswick district office. Ashvin is heavily involved in mental health advocacy in his community. He has led his high school’s mental health club, written and published articles about mental health, and completed research with The Hamilton Lab at Rutgers University to explore the connection between sleep, social media, and technology use on adolescent mental health. In his free time, Ashvin enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, playing tennis, and spending time with his friends and family.

Jared WyetznerJared Wyetzner is a Co-founder of Myndful-AI as well as the COO and Chief Backend Developer. A recent graduate of Metuchen High School, Jared looks forward to beginning his studies at Yale University where he hopes to major in physics. He is constantly improving the machine learning algorithm that enables Myndful to provide accurate resources. Jared also handles Myndful’s server and web hosting. Outside of Myndful, Jared was the programming captain for his school’s robotics team where he taught younger members object-oriented programming. He is also a four-time nationals qualifier for the Math Team and the founder of the Physics Team at Metuchen High School. Jared is an avid trumpet player, as he has had the opportunity to play in all-state- and all-national-level jazz bands, wind bands, and orchestras. A curious young man, Jared is always looking for new ways to help his peers through science and technology.

Siddharth PaulSiddharth Paul is a Co-founder of Myndful-AI as well as the Chief Technical Officer and Chief Frontend Developer. Having graduated from Metuchen High School, Siddharth plans to study physics and computer science at Rutgers University. He designed the chatbot so that Myndful can be as interactive and input driven as possible. Siddharth also handles the implementation process of Myndful to other schools, as he creates all the new sites with the themes of other schools. In his free time, Siddharth is interested in robotics and loves creating music.

Lisa SchmuckiAbout the Moderator

Lisa Schmucki is the founder and CEO of, a professional learning network that provides peer-to-peer learning and collaboration for a global community of over a million educators.

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Friday, July 21, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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