Twitter based social enterprise #depressionhurts launch their Christmas 2012 gift – a FREE App to help the 1 in 4 affected by depression, suicidal thoughts or bullying

14Dec12

Appy Christmas

It’s FREE for everyone, so share an APPy Christmas with all your family and friends, for you never know who the 1 in 4 might be – even YOU!’

Dublin, Ireland, December 14, 2012…#depressionhurts today launches, a FREE APP to provide immediate support, help and advice for those affected by depression, suicidal thoughts & bullying. Located ‘in the Cloud’ it just needs a link, part of this evenings launch, for instant access from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Norah Bohan, co-founder of #DepressionHurts, says:”One of the big issues with depression, suicidal thoughts or bullying is that people need help immediately. We wanted to provide a go-to app to allow people to find instant information, help and emergency support for themselves or others.”

music

http://irelandphoto.com/dph/images/jingle.mp3

video
http://irelandphoto.com/dph/app/

app
http://app.depressionhurtsireland.com

web update on bullying
http://www.depressionhurtsireland.com/bullying.html
#depressionhurts a twitter based enterprise has NO budget, other than ‘a currency of goodwill’ yet has managed to provide an incredible support service, including creating websites www.depressionhurtsireland.com and www.depressionhurtsuk.com. The App, designed by Pratheesh Kumar of csgireland.com, follows this pro bono tradition..

Another supporter has generously printed & will distribute 25,000 copies of a downloadable ‘help card’. Designed to fit wallet or purse, it includes key help & contact information. Cards will be distributed to various colleges, youth centres, community groups with some given direct to the general public in Dublin.

The App & video advert to accompany it, which features Dublin’s The Lindy Hops,  will be launched at 8:30pm Friday 14 December on twitter.

www.depressionhurtsireland.com

The website provides a wealth of comprehensive information, useful links and valuable support to users, including real life stories and experiences of those affected by the illness. Specialist sections exist with content for Teachers & Students and also Employees, Employers & Trades Unions as treatment of Mental Health within the workplace is an area where stigma is seen to be a particular problem.

The site also provides a downloadable Helpful Hints section, including cut out and carry card with hints and contact details for emergency use.

http://www.depressionhurtsireland.com/uploads/1/1/3/6/11367382/dph_helpful_hints.pdf

 

ENDS

Info: Norah Bohan 0044 7976 601885 @TalentCoop

Alan Lavender – 00353 87 8524903 @AlanCeltic

 

 

 

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