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Date posted: 15 July 2014
A new mobile app has been released by beyondblue which assists young people in having important conversations with friends who they are concerned may be experiencing depression or anxiety.
The check-in app provides young people a step-by-step plan for approaching a friend who they are concerned about, and includes guidance on what to say, where and when to say it, and tips from other people who have reached out to their friends.
beyondblue acting CEO Dr Brian Graetz said young people often avoid asking friends if they are going through a difficult time because they are scared they will say something wrong.
'The check-in app is designed to take the fear out of talking to a friend about why they seem down or stressed, or have stopped doing things they usually enjoy,' said Dr Graetz.
The check-in app is available to download for free from the App Store on iTunes or the Google Play store.
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