Youth Speaker & Panelist at the 2018 Teen Wellness Conference
Pronouns: she, her, hers
After developing POTS, a condition that causes her to faint, then 15-year-old Hannah Lucas, was terrified of being alone. What would happen to her if she fainted and no one was around?
Hannah's fears quickly spiraled into anxiety and deep depression, which led to self harm. By the end of her freshman year of high school, she missed 196 classes due to her condition. It was during one of Hannah’s lowest moments, alone in her room and contemplating self harm, when the idea for the notOK App™ was born. What if there was a button she could press and someone would immediately know she was not okay?
When her condition stabilized, Hannah was able to take coding and entrepreneurship classes at local colleges, which empowered her to see her vision through. notOK™ is Hannah’s first app and Bug and Bee, LLC is Hannah’s first company.