Quick Summary: Let us make this sensitive topic more heart-breaking to make you understand the actual depth of how severe the problem is!
- In 2019, 47,511 people died by suicide in USA alone.
- In 2019, there were an estimated 1.38M suicide attempts in USA.
- Men died by suicide 3.63X as often as women.
- There are daily 130 suicides in the USA.
We have positive news too. 93% of adults think that one can prevent suicide. And they are right. But with the advancement in digitalization and changing lifecycle of people, we have to adopt new ways for preventing suicide.
And with the past evidence, especially evidence we collected during the pandemic time, an app is currently the most accessible, affordable, and workable way to prevent suicide!
In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know to build a suicide prevention app. We will also share the list of healthcare features that let therapists leverage the app’s clinical value to prevent suicide.
How an app can be an effective medium in suicide prevention?
Apps are the fastest way to reach and connect with people, especially the tech-savvy young generation. Suicide prevention app must contain the tools to track and tackle suicidal thoughts, activities that make individuals emotionally strong, access to educational material to improve mental health awareness, ways to instantly connect with support groups, counselors, and therapists.
Suicide prevention app with these tools can be highly effective to prevent suicide.
Here are the few research results that support the above statement.
However, the number of apps available for suicide prevention is less and many of them don’t even provide interaction with experts therapists, counselors, or physicians, and other important tools that are critical for such apps.
How to design and build a suicide prevention app?
Very few suicide prevention apps are designed with the proper strategy to provide suicide prevention advice in depression management, patient behavior monitoring, support for emotional upliftment, and expert counseling. One of them is Stay Alive, which is developed by the United Kingdom-based Grassroots Suicide Prevention group.
Here we will discuss the core problem in the current apps and what are the key components we need to consider while app development.
The top-rated apps for suicide prevention app with features
Following is a list of top-rated suicide prevention app with the features they provide, it will help you to get a clear idea about the app design and functionalities.
Hope you get enough about the Suicide prevention app and the advanced healthcare features critical to building an effective application.
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