Today in America, the number of people living with Schizophrenia outnumbers the combined populations of North Dakota and Wyoming.
But as a statement from SARDAA provided to mHealthWatch this week explains, social stigma and a severe lack of resources make managing the disorder a daily struggle.
Since January of 2008, the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) has passionately promoted hope and recovery for those with brain conditions, and its new App is about “to revolutionize management of mental health disorders for good.”
SARDAA Health Storylines has been developed by SARDAA in conjunction with the existing Health Storylines platform developed by Self Care Catalysts Inc. Free and created specifically for those living with schizophrenia and related disorders, SARDAA Health Storylines “provides an unprecedented way to record details and specifics about symptoms, medication, moods and receive powerful help with managing conditions.”
“Clinicians frequently ask those living with Schizophrenia to document their symptoms, moods and journal throughout the day, but this is the first time a single resource has existed to log information, set reminders and bring condition management under one platform,” explains Linda Stalters, SARDAA’s Executive Director. “It’s literally just a case of tapping the icon, swiping the screen and then filling in the blanks. Patients are then actively creating their own log through which they can monitor their condition and provide clinicians with information that will play a vital role in care-driving decisions.”