Youth mental health is not a new concern. In fact, in 2019, the National Institute of Mental Health estimated that a third of school-age youth struggled with a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder, compounding the normal challenges of school and life. And experts widely agree that the isolation, worry and unpredictability of life during the COVID-19 pandemic only intensified this reality.
Any family with children and adolescents must navigate unique and unpredictable challenges in life. But caring for a young person with a mental health condition can leave parents and guardians especially concerned about how to keep that child or teenager safe in the big, open world.
The Vitals ™ App team understands these challenges first hand, including the worry of how a young person with mental health challenges will handle an emergency or crisis situation. We created the Vitals™ App to help first responders and families work together in the critical moments that matter most.
No matter how stressful or chaotic an emergency or moment of crisis may be, a Vitals™ App Profile 911 subscription will instantly provide 911 dispatchers and first responders the information they need to keep a young person safe. Users control exactly what information is included in their profile, which can be easily updated or changed at any time:
- Mental health diagnoses
- Visible and invisible conditions
- Behavior triggers
- De-escalation techniques
- Record a calming video message
- Emergency contact
- And much more
With a Profile Plus subscription, families and caregivers can also attach a special beacon to a young person’s backpack, lunchbox, shoe, keyring or piece of clothing. The beacon notifies any first responder within an 80-foot radius and securely provides the profile information to respond with care and compassion.
Vitals™ App is there when you can’t be.