PENTICTON, BC, Jan. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - A new app brings peace of mind to those struggling with mental health issues. Created by Margie Hibbard of Penticton, BC, SendOutSupport™ puts personal support resources at the touch of a button, so it's easy to get help at times when everything else seems difficult.
Designed to help people suffering from different states of mental illness—depression, anxiety, post-partum, PTSD, grief, addiction, and stress—SendOutSupportTM delivers instant support at the press of a button. Customized features mean users can receive personal coping strategies on their device at programmed intervals and duration, and select contacts like mental health professionals or family members to receive pre-programmed support requests. The app includes a list of external help resources, and regional crisis center phone numbers. It's fast, easy to use and entirely confidential.
SendOutSupport™ focuses on productive coping strategies and makes it simple for people in emotional need to reach out to their unique support network of mental health professionals, family or friends. It's customizable to meet the needs of individuals or large groups, with the option of white label or custom-branded apps for organizations.
"The hardest time to ask for support is when you need it most," says founder and owner, Margie Hibbard. Hibbard suffers from PMDD and struggled with post-partum depression after the birth of her second child. "SendOutSupport makes it easy to plan for those difficult times, and reach for help before you resort to negative self-talk or deprecation."
With one click, users can request support and receive quick access to personal coping strategies for as long and as frequently as they need.
"Using the app restores a sense of personal power in the face of the debilitating symptoms of mental illness. Planning ahead allows people to calmly consider who to call and when, reducing the tendency to wait until a crisis point is reached, " Sharon Evans, RPN, ADPN, BSPN, President, BC Schizophrenia Society, Penticton Branch.
The downloadable app is now available in Android or iOS platforms in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store for $1.39. Visit www.SendOutSupport.ca for the link.
For further information: Margie Hibbard, Owner, SendOutSupport, 250.488.2301, [email protected]