Reachout is an app for all mobile devices that was created to provide a forum for individuals struggling with severe physical and/or mental illnesses to provide support and information to each other. Designed as a relatively unstructured community of individuals with similar conditions (e.g., cancer, severe mental illness, HIV), Reachout connects users to specific forums to share stories, ask questions, and give and receive support. Reachout also encourages family members, friends, and others who have loved ones suffering from severe illnesses to join and contribute. While Reachout does not prevent or discourage medical professionals from participating, the app does not provide professional advice, connect directly to practitioners, or deliver a structured intervention. Rather, Reachout is likely to be interesting to potential users who are feeling isolated with an illness and would like to engage with a supportive network of peers.
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