Mobile app to promote adolescent mental health

Updated: 2014-09-11 21:16

By Lu Hongyan and Ma Lie in Xi'an(

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A free mobile app designed to safeguard adolescent mental health was officially launched on Thursday at Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province.

The mobile application provides a psychological self-help and mutual aid platform for young people, parents, teachers and youth affair workers to help solve the psychological problems suffered by young people in their daily life and studies.

Jing Dunquan, vice-chairman of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, one of the app's sponsors, said the mental health of young people was a matter of concern for individuals, families, schools and all of society, and the platform has great significance for actively promoting the construction of a school culture and a harmonious campus.

Gong Hui, deputy Party secretary of Xi'an Jiaotong University, said the mobile app, which fuses traditional psychological counseling and a high-tech delivery system, would provide effective solutions and professional psychological services for students in their academic development, personal improvement, interpersonal relationships, love and marriage, and help their psychological growth.