Our Story

For as long as I can remember I have lived and sometimes struggled with mental illness. As I prepared to enter college, I had a lot of anxieties other kids don’t even have to think about. Eventually during my junior year I was finally able to get the support and help I needed to succeed.  Through my experience of deeply struggling to adjust to college I realized there is an easier way

The mission and focus of MiMi is to help smooth the transition into college for students who have diagnosed mental illnesses, like myself, so they don’t have to struggle as long as I did. The Mental Illness Maintenance Initiative, or MiMi, is a system to help college-aged students manage and maintain healthy life habits that are essential for mental health such as: eating, exercising, sleeping the right amount, and setting a range of goals. In my five years of being a college student I have witnessed and experienced how difficult it can be to stay on top of smaller habits when the stress of deadlines is met with the atmosphere of constant change and competition. I have also noticed that when these small habits fall by the wayside the negative impact is huge. So I developed a three part system to help college students prevent digging themselves into a hole. The system consists of an app, website, and guided journal, each provides support in different but very helpful ways. 


Unfortunately the app is only in it’s concept phase as of right now. However you can click through the prototype with the link below!


The MiMi app and blog are both free at the moment! The journal costs $31.43 plus shipping. 

Once the journal is purchased it takes about one week to produce the journal and two weeks to ship.

The MiMi app stores and evaluated your daily check in data for you to review and show health care professionals. We do not share or sell any of your personal information.