Mental Health Progressive Web Application for LGBTQ+ Community

How we built the You:Flourish mobile app for LGBTQ+ mental and behavioral health

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Web App Development
UX/UI Design
Technology Consulting
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First ever mental and behavioral health app for the LGBTQ+ community

Project overview

Across the country, people are struggling to find a mental health provider. The National Alliance on Mental Illness states that 55% of U.S. counties do not have a single practicing psychiatrist, and 134 million people live in an area of the country that the U.S. government has designated as a mental health professional shortage area. AppIt worked alongside a team of wellness and behavioral health professionals to design and develop a mobile app that would serve the LGBTQ+ community in a new way. The You:Flourish app offers access to vetted mental and behavioral health professionals for members of the LGBTQ+ community regardless of their location or financial situation. Additionally, the app provides a virtual space for healing and wellness through a supportive network of peers and reliable information.

Project execution

The You:Flourish project included the design and development of a mobile and a web app, as well as technology consulting. The You:Flourish app addresses significant barriers head-on by finding vetted mental health professionals in the LGBTQ+ community to affirm their identity and life experiences with trained providers. Additionally, it will help them find powerful wellness content created by people in our community and provide a Resource Library that finds expert-vetted, community-informed, and identity-relevant resources.

Project results


The You:Flourish mobile app successfully launched in the spring of 2024, and has since received recognition by the Denver Business Journal and Built In Colorado. Since launching, You:Flourish has secured a grant from the State of Colorado to invest further in improving the app's reach and functionality.

Client feedback

"We are impressed with their commitment to building technology solutions that produce positive outcomes for society."

CEO, YouFlourish

About the client

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You:Flourish is a public benefit corporation balancing purpose and profit with the goal to bring wellness and affirming resources to members of the LGBTQ+ community. The You:Flourish smartphone application is created, curated and supported by Envision:You, a nonprofit organization that seeks to close gaps in behavioral health outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals through co-created community programming, advocacy engagement, public awareness campaigns and evidence-based training.


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