Lifebuoy is an interactive, self-help promoting app designed to assist suicide survivors as they normalize their lives after recent attempt.
Purpose: The purpose of this app is to prevent future suicide attempts by helping users identify warning signs and promote help-seeking by utilizing resources provided by the app. The app draws inspiration from Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s safety plan guidelines for suggesting action steps for at-risk users.
Goals: Lifebuoy intends to achieve its purpose by helping users Giving easy access to seeking help (suicide lifeline, crisis centers, treatment locator) Express/monitor daily mood to detect warning signs and provide action steps; Set reminders to enhance compliance to treatment/follow-up visits; Browse links specific to high-risk groups; and Find nearby events/tools to avoid social isolation
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