App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues

by Rachel Baker on August 18, 2014

This would be fantastic, however, it would be really great to know how many veterans have iphones; and to have android and microsoft apps developed (and made available) at the same time. I’m pretty sure there isn’t a stat that says those vets who have thought about or succumbed to suicide all had iphones.

…just sayin’…though I guess, every little bit helps.

With military and veterans’ suicides near record levels in recent years, the app is designed to help vets find one another, as well as nearby health centers, emergency care and other critical services. Still in the testing mode, it chiefly focuses on Los Angeles for now.

The developers have partnered with the Los Angeles chapter of Volunteers of America, and the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah. They also will launch a crowd-funding campaign to raise $500,000 to create an Android version and ultimately expand the app’s coverage to other cities.

App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues

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