We are super excited to have both our SOVA site as well as its sister site, WiseSOVA . Feel free to check them out, but please don’t try to register on the site – still working out some tweaks! Before we get started with unraveling our projects, we wanted to give you a taste of how we plan to use each site.
Our plan is to create a peer network of adolescent and young adults (AYA) with a history of depression and treatment that are interested in helping other adolescents currently struggling with depression and trying to decide whether to get treatment. We would like to develop a repository of AYA-created personal stories and education that we can use to continuously update the website design.
Similar to the SOVA site, our plan is to create a peer network of parents interested in helping other parents with adolescents with depression. We will be developing another repository of parent-created personal stories and education.
Periodically, we will also ask for feedback on some of our latest website-related projects:
- Testing of possible website designs
- Forming a user community
- Creating content for the website
- Participating in a satisfaction survey on SOVA involvement
We hope to start recruiting interested peers in the beginning of March and will continue to update you and ask for your valued input on how this process is going!
We are looking forward to having you on board and can’t wait to start collaborating!