1. Suicide Safe: Suicide Prevention App for Health Care Providers

    Suicide Safe, SAMHSA’s new suicide prevention app for mobile devices and optimized for tablets, helps providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients. Suicide Safe is a free app based on SAMHSA’s Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) card. SAMHSA’s Suicide Safe...
  2. StudentLife: Assessing Mental Health, Academic Performance and Behavioral Trends of College Students using Smartphones

    Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students’ mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. The StudentLife app, which compares students’ happiness, stress, depression and loneliness to their academic performance, also may be used in the general population – for example, to monitor...
  3. Free iPad App, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” by National Library of Medicine

    To give those who can’t travel to Bethesda, Maryland to see it in person a lively virtual experience, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new, free iPad app that captures the contents of its popular exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, currently on display....
  4. iQUIT: Smartphone App Helps Teens Quit Smoking Through Text Messages

    A smartphone app designed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) texts teens to help them quit smoking. The text messaging program is called SmokefreeTXT and lasts about eight weeks. The messages (written in “teen speak”), and their timing, are based on texts sent by the participating teens, describing their tobacco cravings and...
  5. BioZen Smartphone App uses Biofeedback to Support Soldiers’ Mental Health

    Biofeedback, a technique that uses electrical sensors to measure signals produced by the muscles, brain and other body parts, is often used to treat physical and psychological ailments. Now, a smartphone app is helping members of the military take advantage of biofeedback to combat stress. BioZen, available free for Android...
  6. Know the Signs: Bilingual Suicide Prevention Campaign

    California has launched a bilingual, mass media campaign, called Know the Signs, to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The campaign includes an informative website and television, print, online and radio ads on how to recognize warning signs and how to help those at risk. The campaign is focused on friends and relatives...