Mobile Apps

Videos

The following videos are of people who have reached out for help with their suicidal thoughts and found it life-sustaining, and phone apps to access information about how to manage disruptive mental health challenges. Remember that apps and videos focusing on suicide prevention are intended to be supplemental resources, not a replacement of mental health advice.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please seek professional help by contacting local emergency services:

Dial 911

Lorain County Crisis Hotline:  1-800-888-6161

Cuyahoga County Crisis Hotline:  (216) 623-6888

Medina County Crisis Hotline:  (330) 725-9195

Summit County Crisis Hotline: (330) 434-9144

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Hearing/Speech Impaired:  1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Spanish Speaking:  1-888-628-9454

LGBTQ+:  1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)

Text “Start” to  741-741

 

Mobile Apps 

 

Suicide Lifeguard

Suicide Lifeguard is a free app for anyone concerned about someone who may be thinking of suicide. Includes specific resources for: Military/Veterans, LGTBQ, Spanish speaking individuals, and the deaf or hard of hearing.

Download the Suicide Lifeguard app for Apple

Download the Suicide Lifeguard app for Android

 

Headspace

Headspace teaches the user meditation/mindfulness strategies to reduce anxiety and stress and improve attention and awareness. The skills taught include mindfulness, breathing exercises, meditation practice, tips for increased relaxation, and concentration. This app may be helpful to manage anxiety, depression, PTSD, and obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD), in conjunction with a health provider.

Download the Headspace app for Apple

Download the Headspace app for Android

 

Breath2Relax 

Breath2Relax is an app designed to teach breathing techniques to manage stress. The skills taught may be applied to manage anxiety, depression, stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app can be personalized to a pace that the user finds relaxing. It includes a video demo, reading materials, and charts to map personal progress.

Download Breath2Relax app for Apple

Download Breath2Relax app for Android

 

Calm

Calm is the #1 app for meditation and mindfulness. 100+ guided meditations assist the user in managing anxiety, lowering stress levels, and improving sleep. Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users.

Download Calm app for Apple

Download Calm app for Android

 

MindShift

MindShift will assist user gain basic skills to manage symptoms of anxiety, including performance anxiety, test anxiety, and perfectionism. It offers a list of active coping strategies including: “Chill out” tools such as breathing exercises, mental imagery, and mindfulness strategies and “Quick Tips” to assist with anxiety in the moment.

Download MindShift app for Apple

Download MindShift app for Android

 

Virtual Hope Box (VHB)

Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is an app designed for users and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help teach coping skills, relaxation skills, distraction skills, and positive thinking. User can personalize content according to specific needs.

Download Virtual Hope Box app for Apple

Download Virtual Hope Box app for Android

 

Videos 

 

Suicide Prevention for College Students

 

Why Use Crisis Text Line?

 

Rhett Miller’s Reason to Call

 

Scott’s Reason to Call 

 

Rob Delaney’s Reason to Call 

 

Jordan’s Reason to Call 

 

The Terry Wise Story

 

John Draper’s Reason to Call