Statistics suggests that 1 in 4 people in the world will one day be affected by a mental illness or some form of a neurological disorder at least once in their lives. With over 500 million people currently suffering from mental disorders, it is clear to see that it’s a major issue. However, those statistics has still not been enough to convince people that it is a serious problem and that it could literally affect anyone. The stigma of talking about mental disorders still exist and people still neglect the fact that mental illnesses is a disease that needs to be suppressed as soon as it’s been detected.
Many people don’t realise that there are many ways to avoid falling victim to these terrible illnesses. It can be achieved by being fully informed of all the symptoms and the possible solutions people can take towards getting better.
The company Healthy Minds Online realised this and in an era where technology connects everyone to the entire world through the internet, they have created the perfect way to raise awareness of mental health by developing an app that allows users to learn about mental health illnesses for those who are interested in getting help for themselves, or someone they might know. The iOS app named “Mental Health Awareness for Mind, Mood & Wellbeing” achieves what any book about mental health would be able to provide, except it makes it available to anyone with an Apple device.
The app features thorough courses on Anger Management, Depression, Bereavement, Managing Stress and even how to Prevent Bullying. The courses come at a price of $4.99 each, and although the price tag may scare away some people, members can be assured that the courses are very detailed and are very much worth it. In addition, users also have the option to buy out a subscription instead.
The information within the courses come from reliable and reputable sources and the app fully discloses where they get their information from. Perfect for members who are curious and weary of the accuracy of the information being fed to them.
The application also updates their courses regularly, keeping their information as relevant as possible. The updates come free with no additional costs towards members who have paid for a course. This feature and service is something that sets this application apart from all it’s competitors.
Whilst this app is in no means a substitution to actual medical advice from a doctor, it still makes a great way of educating people and raising awareness about mental health and wellbeing in a much more accessible way.
The Mental Health Awareness for Mind, Mood & Wellbeing application is available on the App Store to download for free and is compatible with the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod Touch. In addition, Healthy Minds Online also has a paid version of the app on the App Store called Good Mental Health – Mind & Wellbeing for iPhone and is priced at $6.99. This application allows members to have access to all the programs available within the application and is also compatible with the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod Touch.