In Ghana, there are very few psychiatrists and limited access to mental health resources in remote areas due to the long distance and scarcity. OKB is working to promote mental health awareness and connect people to the support they need. This support is especially lacking for teenagers and young adults as mental health resources are underserved with only 64 psychiatrists in the country.


The initiative is in two phases, the first being a mental health education and awareness website and the second being a platform to virtually connect patients with psychiatrists. The Hack4Impact team’s focus for this semester is the second phase. The website will be a platform to connect people with psychiatrists based on their preferences and needs. It also serves as a place for people to easily book appointments and meet with psychiatrists virtually through chats and videos.