Mental Health Care Application between Psychology Students Wins Champion at Hasanuddin University

Andini Laily Putri, a 2020 UB Psychology student won 3rd place in the Hasanuddin Techno Fest #7 competition, a branch of the National Scientific Writing Competition (LKTIN) which was held last Friday (3/3).

The competition which was held by the Faculty of Engineering, Hasanuddin University from January 9 – March 3, 2023 was attended by Andini and two colleagues from UB Faculty of Engineering, Fajrul Fallaah Hidayatullah and Khalif Nazar Arafat.

Together with his team, Andini succeeded in impressing the jury through the idea of designing a mental health-based application, ATARAXIA. Departing from the urgency of the high levels of stress and suicide among the Indonesian people and the lack of preventive measures to prevent suicide, ATARAXIA offers an application design based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to achieve the vision of a golden Indonesia.

“This application will help detect people who are about to attempt suicide, based on their behavior and actions. Because we often meet them, they will usually write messages through social media as a sign,” he told FISIP Public Relations, Sunday (26/3/2023).

Uniquely, the idea of advancing this application design to the competition arose because it had failed to pass the internal selection of the Student Creativity Program (PKM) Universitas Brawijaya.

“Before participating in this competition, we also added a number of things that seemed to be gaps to fill in the previous deficiencies so that the ideas we presented were even more up-to-date,” explained Andini.

This competition also left a pleasant impression for Andini, who has a social science background, because she was able to get to know and feel competitive with new friends in the engineering and exact sciences.

“In that competition, I was the only one from the social field, the others were from engineering. So I exchanged information, experiences, and yes that’s where I was happy because I could get to know areas that I had never visited, namely Makassar and learn their culture,” she said.

Besides, Andini also provided tips and motivation for other students to dare to take part in competitions according to their respective interests and abilities. Especially for students who still feel reluctant to be in a team with new friends outside the faculty.

“Friends also don’t be lazy to look for information, because on Instagram there are lots of agencies and parties, and it can be adjusted to the various interests of friends,” she added. (Alif/Humas FISIP/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)