Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Fifth Army : Mental health support goes mobile











A new mobile phone app is aiming to give young people experiencing mental health issues some hope. The app is the creation of Headspace, a national youth mental health foundation, which specifically targets young people with mental health issues. Titled "The Fifth Army" the app is about engaging young people between the ages of 18 and 25. It focuses on three main issues of concern for that age group, bullying, homophobia and depression.

Headspace chief operating officer Chris Tanti says the mobile app is the ideal way to get young people engaged with the issues. Mr Tanti says with suicide being the leading cause of death among Australians under the age of 25, getting the message out about mental health is vital.

Mental health support goes mobile (ABC)

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