Montgomery County mental health agency launches mobile app

Montgomery County’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) board now has a smartphone app, making it the first agency or department in county government to offer a free download.

The main screen has 16 icons where users can find information such as a list of area agencies providing mental health or addiction services and contact information, overdose symptoms and prevention information, the location of unused medication drop boxes, as well as links to the ADAMHS website and Facebook.

“We’re in an age of instant information. We want it now and a lot of people live off their cell phones,” Ann Stevens, public information coordinator for ADAMHS sad. “That really was the catalyst to launch the app.”

The mobile app for Apple and Android devices can be accessed in the App Store by searching for “adamhs,” through the Apple App Store, Google Play or by using the ADAMHS QR Code.

“The functionality of the app allows users to have information in the palm of their hand,” Helen Jones-Kelley, executive director of ADAMHS, said.“It is in response to the significant increase in people using mobile devices to access resources that previously were only available on our website.”

The app was developed by West Chester-based, Fast Appz at a cost of $1,600.

Stephens said the app will be updated as new resources become available or to meet a need in the community.

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