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‘Stay Alive’ – a new suicide prevention app

Besi Besemar September 15, 2014

To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, the suicide prevention charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention has launched a new suicide prevention pocket resource for the UK called Stay Alive.

Grassroot Suicide PreventionIt’s a pocket suicide prevention tool for both those worried about someone and those with thoughts of suicide.

A spokesperson for Grassroots Suicide Prevention said: “Stay Alive offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide, and to people concerned about someone else. The app can be personalised to tailor it to the user. This is the first version of Stay Alive. The app will be updated following an academic review and we are seeking next-stage funding to help us develop the app further, including a GPS-enabled function to show the user support services in their vicinity. If you are interested in funding the next stage of the app please get in touch.”


Stay AliveKey features include:

• Quick access to national crisis support helplines

• A mini-safety plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide

• A LifeBox to which the user can upload photos from their phone, reminding them of their reasons to stay alive

• Strategies for staying safe from suicide

• How to help a person thinking about suicide

• Suicide myth-busting

• Research-based reasons for living

• Online support services and other helpful apps

• Suicide bereavement resources

To download the app to your smartphone, CLICK HERE: