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About

Asking for or getting help in a time of crisis is rarely so clearly displayed. Hundreds of thousands struggle daily, mainly in silence.

  • According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 million adults in U.S. report making a suicide attempt every year.
  •  World Health Organization (WHO) states that 800,000 people die due to suicide every year worldwide.

We all end up feeling the hurt when those we love are struggling with self-harm or maybe with suicidal ideation. Understanding these issues and what to do about them whether for self, as a parent, sibling, child, friend or as a spouse is of the utmost importance.

Clinicians from all over the world introduce their clients who are in severe personal crisis to a safety plan in the form of a paper. However, paper is not changeable, it disappears and when needed, you've easily forgotten to bring it with you .

With the growing impact and influence of technological advancements there needs to be a way to assist those in crisis at the moment of urgency. A better way comes with the introduction of new ideas and application that conveys and sustains these ideas. 

"We thought is was especially important to launch this plan, this week, National Suicide Prevention Week, as joining together is critical to preventing suicide, because preventing suicide requires the efforts of many.

Beginning today, September 10th, support and join us and many others across the world who are playing their part in the prevention of suicide."

Introducing Minplan App

A crisis management application that’s in your hand when needed. A self- help tool within an app where a safety plan can be created in advance for those who have or are often highly distressed, have decreased personal control, have mental problems, have a lack of support, and / or acutely distressed. Designed to increase awareness of crisis symptoms by improving recognition of these and established own experience with self-help skills.  

Minplan (Myplan in English) clarifies the situation and presents actions for people in distress. This increases the probability that citizens in crisis situations act reasonable without jeopardizing their own or others lives.

  • Security of life - Minplan mobile platform contributes to a more secure life for both high distress, depressed citizens and their families.
  • Quality of life - The knowledge about having a safety plan at hand, will increase the quality of life for those who pull away due to fear of not being able to handle the critical situations. 
  • Supports life - The time after a severe personal crisis, relatives are often associated with uncertainty, fear and a strong desire to know the mental condition and whereabouts of the client. Using Minplan, relatives can get access to this knowledge within minutes. The information can also be shared with the clinicians and other professionals helping the client.
  • Professional team - The app is built by a team of scientific researchers and a group of those with suicidal ideation. Previous beta versions are well tested in Denmark and Norway with remarkable results.
  • Respectful of life - Information is stored and used strictly for personal purposes, and Minplan will not distribute or sell any information to a 3rd party. 

Available and having yielded notable and proven results in the countries of Denmark and Norway (see news), we are seeking to continue the development by taking this app to more nations across the globe.

More About Minplan

Minplan is an easy to use application that helps those in crisis, distress or suffering from any mental disorder to create a safety plan. Minplan is to enhance their well being and productivity, mentally and physically. The app also comes with an inbuilt interactive map that allows users to keep track of the nearest locations where they can get help of any kind. The app has been well structured and designed in such a way that it is easy to use and compatible with all mobile devices and can be accessed via a personal computer also.

Minplan is created with the intention of being a self-help tool for the management of the severe personal crisis. The app consists of ”empty spaces” where the user enters information regarding his or her own ”symptoms” of personal crisis, which can be linked to individualized ”strategies” for coping. Strategies such as:

  • Direct links to selected contact persons
  • Hotlines
  • Map directions to the nearest Emergency Department
  • Supervised built-in peer-to-peer support
  • Cloud based solution allows for a Minplan on multiple devices at the same time
  • Easy to use and easy to scale
  • Assists in fighting stigma world-wide
  • Builds a community that assists in creating a more efficient app
  • “Share my location” for those in crisis can be found by family / friend

DISCLAIMER: Minplan is a scientific self-help tool supporting you in your recovery process. Minplan aims to give you empowerment and new supporting coping skills to create the life you wish. Minplan is not intended for and should not be used in place of a doctor. For any therapeutic purpose, including the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any mental illness or other existing medical conditions please see a doctor.

  • The Minplan app provides its user's statistical information to show to the clinicians.
  • Through the features of Minplan, the users can allow the app to show the family and next of kin their geographical placement. Crucial so the user can be picked-up in a crisis situation.
  • Developed by a team of skilled individuals in the areas of healthcare and technology, Minplan provides users with a method that is simple, but comprehensive enough to be of help to them when needed
  • Aside from being beneficial to an individual undergoing mental crisis, this app is also beneficial to the society in that it helps maintain sanity in the society and ensure that humans who are helpful to the capital development of the society are provided with a solution when in pain and crisis.

Minplan App Aims At Going Global 

Founder, Jette Louise Skovgaard Larsen, a scientific sociologist, and entrepreneur from Denmark, working within the field of psychiatry with a team of very skilled researchers. The team is working on building technical solutions making it easier for people to receive help.

Developers are now working at ensuring this app gains worldwide recognition and acceptance. To do this, more and more innovations have to be introduced into this app to ensure it fits into the diversities of the world. We wish to build in machine learning to optimize support. Currently working on options for a chat robot to handle the increase number of users around the world, those who because of money, stigma or geographical placement are not able to get help.

The MinPlan app is no doubt relevant technological innovation. The initial idea began back in 2013, in which we have built upon the first app version and concept. Extensive scientific research, focus group interviews, creating prototypes as well as raising funding until now has gone into bringing Minplan where it is now. To further expand the reach of this app across the globe, more funds are needed. This is an investment in the lives of ourselves as well as others we love and care for. Partnering with organizations and hospitals is an added benefit possibility with Kickstarter.

We ask you to please join us in our endeavor so that every person in need can create and have easy access to the safety plan created specifically for them. If not for yourself, for someone you love.

Follow us and continue to share our campaign here and via our website at minplan.org

 

Risks and challenges

The app is intended to be supplemental resources to help people who may be at risk for suicide, but they are not meant to replace medical or mental health advice.

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    Help us keep up the life-saving work

    When you select this reward, we’ll be able to continue the life-saving work. Users tell us, that the app save their lives. And we want to be able to save more lives. We believe suicide can be prevented and that's why getting Minplan in the hands of those at risk is so important to us.

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    The scientific work

    Help the team keep up the good work.

    When you select this reward, we’ll be able to continue the life-saving work. One user once told us, that the app saved him. We believe suicide can be prevented and that's why getting Minplan in the hands of those at risk is so important to us. We will also send you all the scientific references with Minplan on an email

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    • A PDF with references to all the Minplan scientific research
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    Share Minplan with your nearest

    One link to download the new version for either an IOS or Android phone (English). You can share the link with family or friends (max 20 downloads). You also get an invitation to be a part of our development community. Here we share ideas of new features, new research and prepare new versions.
    We will also send you a PDF with reference to all the scientific work with Minplan.

    Includes:
    • A PDF with references to all the Minplan scientific research
    • Link to the newest Minplan app (to share in your private network)
    • Invitation to be a part of a Minplan development forum
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    Use Minplan in your professionel life

    Are you professional clinicians? You will receive links to android and IOS to share with your client (maximum 200 downloads). You also get an invitation to be a part of our development community. Here we share ideas of new features, new research and prepare new versions.
    We will also send you a PDF with references to all the scientific research.

    Includes:
    • A PDF with references to all the Minplan scientific research
    • Invitation to be a part of a Minplan development forum
    • Links to the newest Minplan app (to share in your public network)
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    Become a Minplan angel

    Minplan publishes a special thank you on Minplan website as a vital supporter of suicide prevention. Your name/logo, picture and link to you website directly on Minplan.org
    One link to download the beta version for either an IOS or Android phone and access to be a part of our development community. Where we share the ideas of new features, new research and prepare the version
    We will also send you a PDF by email with reference to all the scientific work with Minplan. And you will receive two links one to the old version of the app and one to the new app, which you can freely share.

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    • A PDF with references to all the Minplan scientific research
    • A link to an original beta version - offline app
    • Speciel thanks on our website minplan.org and on the social media
    • Your name/logo, picture and link on our website minplan.org
    • Links to the newest Minplan app (to share in your public network)
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Funding period

- (32 days)