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Hope & Help mobile app

Student News | Monday, August 3, 2020

Columbus State’s Counseling Services has created the Hope & Help mobile app. The goal is to encourage and support people in helping a friend, loved one, or themselves stay safe and well at the touch of a button. The app is free to download and extends to resources that can assist with food and housing insecurity, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, victims of child abuse, victims of family violence, those struggling with drug and alcohol abuse or dependency, and anyone experiencing general mental health issues.

Statistics show that suicide is a leading cause of death for college students, with 1 in 10 contemplating it. Especially during this time of uncertainty and social isolation, some students will feel distressed or know others who are. According to research, 67% of those contemplating suicide tell a friend about their intentions first, so knowing how to help can be life-saving. 

Take a moment to download this free app and check out all of the wonderful resources both within and outside of Columbus State.

You can find the Columbus State Hope & Help app on both the Apple Store and Google Play by searching “Columbus State Hope & Help.” The original app was developed by Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, which granted approval for Columbus State to customize and share with our community.  

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