New Mental Health App BoosterBuddy

A new Mental Health App geared towards youth and young adults who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis or Schizophrenia has been released.

The app was developed in Victoria through a partnership between Island Health, Victoria Hospital Foundation and Coast Capital Savings. They app was created by youth with and without Mental Health challengers. The youth worked together to create every aspect of the app.

The BoosterBuddy app uses video game design to guide the user on a daily quest with their interactive "buddy" represented by a fox, rabbit or raccoon and advance to higher levels of the game to earn virtual coins to trade for accessories.

For more information please visit:

Times Colonist article:
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/mental-health-wins-in-mobile-app-developed-by-island-health-1.1379582

CTV News:
http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=444983

YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiihOomSYI0

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