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Mental illnesses


The SERO app helps people who are at risk of suicide and their family members and shows them possible preventive measures.

Word ‘sero’ in blue lettering on a white background The app supports people before, during and after suicidal crises. Affected people can draw up a personal safety plan that shows them step by step what to do in an emergency and can also be shared with family members. Suicide risk can be assessed with the help of a standardised questionnaire. Numbers of crisis hotlines are stored directly in the app and personal emergency contacts can be added. Information on support services and conversational tips for family members are also provided.

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Further descriptions

  • Available languages
    • German
    • French
    • Italian
  • Developer
    Luzerner Psychiatrie AG
    St. Urban, Switzerland
  • Costs and features

    Costs for the basic version*:

    • CHF 0.00

    Contents of the basic version:

    • Create a personal safety plan
    • Complete a self-assessment of suicidal tendencies
    • Add personal emergency contacts
    • Call public crisis hotlines
    • Conversational tips for family members
    • Links with further information on advisory services

    Costs for the premium version*:

    • No paid version available.

    *The costs for the apps are regularly checked and updated. However, changes may occur at short notice.

  • Data protection
    • CH data protection law
    • Health data is stored on your smartphone and transmitted to an external storage location (generally on the cloud) in encrypted form.
    • Health data may be used for scientific purposes in anonymised form.
    • Health data may be shared with third parties if users give their explicit consent and pass on the data themselves.
  • Exchange of data with other apps

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