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Anemone - Student Creates Mobile App to Prevent Suicides

Pittsburgh, PA, March 28, 2019 --( Anemone: the world’s first crisis app for mental health emergencies

Ananya Cleetus, a student with bipolar disorder, released Anemone, the world’s first crisis app for mental health emergencies. It’s a free app that allows users to create a crisis plan that includes symptoms they experience, steps they can take, and even simple information like what kind of medications they are on, who their emergency contacts are, and what treatment facilities they prefer. It allows them to prepare for an emergency and keep important information close to them. They can take their plan on-the-go, or export and share it with friends, family, and law enforcement. The app also includes emergency resources, coping skills (such as mindfulness, deep breathing and diversion), and a virtual grounding box to keep yourself in the moment.

In light of many recent suicides, Ananya aims to create a tool for students and adults alike, that can be used to connect people in need to resources around them, and enable them to manage their own mental health in a positive way. Backed by psychiatrists and therapists, the app features many skills used in partial and inpatient hospitalization programs for psychiatric conditions.

About Ananya: Ananya is a former White House Science Fair attendee and Carnegie Science Award Start-up Entrepreneur awardee, and has a day named after her in the city of Pittsburgh by the mayor of Pittsburgh. She loves tinkering and building tools to promote social good, and desperately wants to reduce the high suicide rate among students her age.

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