My name is Laura Templeton - I'm the founder & CEO of F*ck Depression, a mobile application development company. The first app being developed is a crisis intervention/suicide prevention app called SafetyNet. This campaign is to cover a portion of the start-up costs associated with this app.
SafetyNet’s purpose is to guide people through their mental health crisis while providing them with accessible resources that are immediately available to them, as well as providing them with grounding techniques and journal exercises.
In North America, 1 in 5 people live with mental illness.
Two-thirds of people living with mental illness do not receive adequate care. And people who do seek treatment are often put on a waitlist. When you are living with chronic suicidal ideation, waitlists often feel like a death sentence. Resources need to be more available.
SafetyNet can’t fix the wait times, but it can offer you guidance and resources to help ensure you make it out of crises unharmed.
A bit about myself: I have lived with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder type 2, and borderline personality disorder for well over a decade – I am chronically suicidal and have struggled with self-harm for the past six years. I am intimately familiar with mental illness, so I understand what it is that people need while they're in crisis, and I’ve designed this app accordingly.
THE FUNDS: I am working with the bank to receive government financing for a total of $26,682; however, I need to put down a 25 per cent guarantee on the loan ($6,670), and I need to contribute 20 per cent ($5,336).
The total funds I need before I can get this loan is $12,007.
My goal for this campaign is to fund the “guarantee” that I need to put down to receive government financing.
Any funds that I receive beyond the goal amount will go toward the actual development of SafetyNet (I have been quoted $6,000 by my app development team).
I need these funds as soon as possible, as I would love to launch the app for October 2017 - before the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder. The app will take approximately 40 days to be developed.
For optimal transparency, you are welcome to check out the prototype. Please contact me and I will send you the prototype.
If you are interested in investment opportunities, please contact me.
Your support means the absolute world to me and I am beyond grateful.
Because of your contribution, someone will be able to safely navigate their mental health crisis. This app will save lives.
Thank-you for helping me turn this dream into a reality,