'There is Hope' app is being used to combat suicide

Posted at 5:26 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 17:26:53-04

Grassroots Health, Howard County's only crisis center launched a new suicide prevention app. 

"The 'There is Hope' app provides fast and easy access to crisis information and suicide prevention support through a suicide risk assessment," said Brandon J. Johnson, Health and Mental Hygiene's director of suicide and violence prevention. "The app is designed to link people experiencing suicidal thoughts to services, or to help guide someone who is concerned about suicidal thoughts expressed by a child, friend, family member or student."

The app is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. 

Seth Knobel, the site's creator joined ABC2's In Focus to discuss how it's saving lives.

See video above for full interview.