Spark Technology Group, LLC Launches 'Help' a suicide prevention app on Kickstarter and Indiegogo
09/02/2020

Suicidal thoughts can seem like they will last forever. This app is designed to support those dealing with suicidal thoughts and help prevent suicide.

Online PR News – 02-September-2020 – Austin, Texas – Austin, TX 08/28/2020 -- 'Help', a suicide prevention mobile application, launches on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds. 20 Veterans die by suicide every day. Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Over 800,000 people die by suicide every year . 75% of suicides take place in low and middle-income areas. 57% of deaths are from suicide, thats more than deaths from wars and homicide combined. Pesticides, hanging and firearms are the most common methods of suicide. In today's climate and with the increased use of the internet and mobile applications, millions of people feel more comfortable seeking assistance for their issues online and we want to create an app that will provide the proper help that they need.

There are 69 mobile applications available in the Apple and Google Play stores that target individuals with depression and suicidal ideologies which have been downloaded over one million times. Good right? No. Actually quite the opposite. These apps have caused more harm than good. Why? Because they have been found to contain inaccurate and nonfunctional contact information to suicide crisis prevention lines. This causes very problematic outcomes. Another vital function that these apps dont provide are direct connections to healthcare providers, physicians or counselors, the most important sources who are trained and prepared to help deal with these very issues! How could so many app developers miss this?? We have teamed up with 6 medical professionals who have agreed to oversee the development of our app simply called, "Help."

"The truth of the matter is we all are dealing with silent struggles, some more than others, and people can be very cruel. We want to let people know that they are not alone, they do matter, they are loved and we will ensure that when they use our platform they are safe and have the tools they need to survive.", said Sharoda Duncan, CEO of Spark Technology Group, LLC.

To contribute to this campaign, please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/suicide-prevention-choose-to-stay/x/24546849#/ or http://kck.st/32G8GCd