Former CEO of Geekdom Launches San Antonio Mental Health App

We Tree, a mental health app developed in San Antonio, aims to connect family and close friends within 60 seconds.

We Tree, a mental health app developed in San Antonio, aims to connect family and close friends within 60 seconds.

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Two San Antonio entrepreneurs collaborate on a mental health app that lets friends check in with each other in under a minute. We Tree, a website and app soon to be available for Apple and Android phones, was created by Lorenzo Gomez and Steve Cunningham. Gomez is the former CEO of Geekdom, while Cunningham is dedicated to exploring the intersection of mental health and personal growth.

We Tree will launch in app stores on May 16, in time for Mental Health Awareness Month. The support group-based, interactive app allows users to create a circle of friends who can see their responses to a rating system that measures positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and purpose, achievement and health (PERMAH), as well as responses to an open-ended questionnaire.

Lorenzo Gomez

Lorenzo Gomez

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In a press statement, the founders say the app is motivating groups of family and close friends to go beyond superficial answers like “I’m OK” and contact each other within 60 seconds or what We Tree has branded as “The Mental Health Minute.” ”

“We Tree is designed to create greater mental health in less than 60 seconds a day by empowering users to share their true selves and support their inner circle,” the announcement reads.

Steve Cunningham

Steve Cunningham

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We Tree’s monthly subscriptions are $9 for individuals and $15 for up to six people. Annual rates are $79 for individuals and $99 for groups of six. There are also plans for companies. Prices for larger groups can be found by contacting We Tree directly.

According to the press release, schools such as CAST, which are STEM-focused campuses, and Trinity University have been using the beta version of the app.

Luis Martinez, Trinity Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, pointed out the importance of supporting friends in improving and maintaining mental health.

“Mental health is not a solo sport. The community of close friends and family is such an important part of one’s mental health. We are excited to use WeTree to activate and empower the community around each of the students in our program,” said Martinez.

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