Amanda Southworth used to be suicidal, unsure if she wanted to live or let it all go because it was too painful. She chose life—more specifically, a life of helping others.
She created AnxietyHelper, a mobile app that offers the resources to start the healing process, and founded the software nonprofit Astra Labs, which develops a range of apps for people who feel marginalized.
But at 18, it appears, she’s just getting started. Her real mission: Engage us all in creating a better future.
“As far-fetched as it may seem right now, we can make the future that we want to see. We can be the better person. We can take responsibility.”