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Stay Alive Mobile Phone Application

Date: 14 Jan 2016

A suicide prevention pocket resource for the UK, '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 app, although not Cornwall-centric, does have national search pages and services in Cornwall are can be found there.

Key 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

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