Saturday, August 11, 2012

Android App review : ASK before it's too late. Prevent suicide.


Suicidal risk or tentative is an intricate part of any mental health professional. Having to promote life in suicidal patient is delicate and sometimes complex thing to do.  Considering the prevalence numbers in our western societies, having more tools seems a necessity. 

This program has no cool graphics, no interactivity, and no more information than a web page.  So why would we bother talking about it?  Simply because it does what it’s supposed to do:  create a one click access to important information and to get immediate support. 

The ASK & Prevent Suicide app provides basic information about suicidal risk for patient and their loved ones.  Having the information readily available in your pocket will diminish steps needed to get help (in turn increase the likelihood of getting help).  A plus, is that it’s always available, even if you don’t have a WiFi or data connection.  The ASK & Prevent Suicide app also offers hotline numbers for Suicide Prevention, for Veterans and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning.  One click and you’re on the phone with the proper hotline.  These hotlines are only available in the United States.

Having more people armed to face suicidal risks will only help to save lives.


Jocelyn Morettini
Health Psychologist / Neuropsychologist
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2 comments:

  1. Nice one. also, check out the NovoPsych app, its a psychometrics app for psychologists found at novopsych.com, or https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/novopsych/id529098696?mt=8

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  2. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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