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Mobile App Offers Safety Net for Individuals in Suicidal Crisis

As part of its comprehensive suicide prevention initiative, the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) has launched a new mobile app, called MY3, to help individuals at risk for suicide quickly connect to their support network. Currently being promoted among mental health and other health care providers, the app is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, but as a safety net and lifeline tool.

It has three fully customizable features that can be used at the first signs of emotional distress: a phonebook with three primary contacts to call for support, in addition to phone numbers to connect individuals to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and 911; a step-by-step safety plan; and tailored resources.

The MY3 suicide prevention app is free to download and is available in English and Spanish. Any personal information entered into the app is private and confidential. To learn more about it or to download the app, visit