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Sister & Brother, Hannah & Charlie Launched The NotOk App For Children With Mental Health Concerns
Mar 26, 2018
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive, persistent and unrealistic worry, and caused by genetic factors, brain chemistry and personality. In fact, 40 million people in the United States are affected by an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. This week's episode discusses generalized anxiety disorder verses experiencing a normal amount of anxiety. Learn about the five types of anxiety disorders.
The notOk app could be the answer that parents and guardians have been waiting for. It provides your child with help when they do not know the right words to express their emotions. If your child is stressed, depressed, loneliness or struggling with anxiety, help is at their fingertips by simply pressing one button. To program the app on your child’s phone, register five trusted contacts and the app will alert the individuals that they have been listed as a trusted contact.
Created by brother and sister, Charlie and Hannah Lucas saw the need to design the notOk app. Hannah was diagnosed with POTS, a medical condition that often causes her to faint. Because of POTS, she battled with depression, anxiety and self-harm. After watching his older sister struggle with her health, Charlie (also referred as “tech support in his family”) had no idea how to help his sister. Learn more about Hannah and Charlie on today's episode during the mind, body and soulness segment.
The notOk app is available on all Apple and Android devices.
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Follow the Notok app on Twitter & Instagram @notokapp
Irene Summers Temple, PhD located in Rapid City, SD
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Five Types Of Anxiety Disorders
Normal Anxiety Versus Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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