In February 2015, Broome County in NY announced a free smartphone app that is a valuable resource for suicide prevention. According to the CDC, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the US in 2013.
The HOPE app for suicide prevention is available for free on IPhones and Androids. Paid for with a grant from the NY State Office of Mental Health, the app is designed to help recognize the warning signs of suicides as well as the ability to immediately connect to the national suicide prevention lifeline if needed. Read more at: http://www.gobroomecounty.com/countyexec/preston-unveils-new-hope-app