Creating a mental health resource chatbot with a deep neural network.

You: Hey Serenity, how are you? Serenity: Good Alisha! How can I help you? You: I want to learn more about Schizophrenia, what is Schizophrenia? Serenity: Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric disorder characterized by the person slowly losing contact with reality, often experiencing delusions or hallucinations. You: I know someone who has Schizophrenia, what can I do to support them? Serenity: Here are some tips Alisha; Maintain a low-stress environment, Use language that is positive and supportive instead of critical, Have one person speak at a time and keep voices down.

The Basics


Deep Learning

Building a mental health educational chatbot

Step 1: Initializing Chatbot Training

Step 2: Building the Deep Learning Model

import tensorflow as tf  
from tensorflow.python.framework import ops
net = tflearn.input_data(shape=[None, len(training[0])])
net = tflearn.fully_connected(net, 8)
net = tflearn.fully_connected(net, 8)
net = tflearn.fully_connected(net, len(output[0]), activation='softmax')
net = tflearn.regression(net)
model = tflearn.DNN(net)
except:, output, n_epoch=1000, batch_size=8, show_metric=True)'model.tflearn')

Step 3: Building the Chatbot

def chat():
print("Start talking with the bot(type quit to stop)!")
while True:
inp = input('You:')
if inp.lower() == 'quit':
results = model.predict([bag_of_words(inp, words)])
results_index = numpy.argmaz(results)
tag = labels[results_index]
for tg in data ["intents"]
if tg ['tag'] == tag:
responses = tg['responses']


You: Hi Serentiy  
Serenity: Hi Alisha, how can I help you?
You: What are some symptoms of depression?
Serenity: Here are some symptoms of depression: Hopeless outlook, Lost interest, Increased fatigue, Suicidal thoughts, and Anxiety
You: What italian restaurants should I try in Toronto?
Serenity: Unfortunately, I do not have an answer for that.

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Alisha Arora

Alisha Arora


15 yo futurist, change maker and innovator at The Knowledge Society.