HELP HAS ARRIVED!
WE ARE THE FIRST MENTAL HEALTH APP TO OFFER IMMEDIATE CUSTOMIZED PEER SUPPORT.
HOW IT WORKS:
DOWNLOAD THE WHITEFLAG APP.
SIGN UP ANONYMOUSLY WITH A USERNAME.
NEED TO TALK? RAISE YOUR WHITEFLAG AND START TALKING IMMEDIATELY WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE.
WANT TO HELP OTHERS? SELECT a peer FROM THE "SUPPORT SOMEONE" LIST.
REALIZE YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Raise your WhiteFlag
There is no need for a public post or to join a forum. On WhiteFlag, you can Raise Your WhiteFlag and be placed into the Support Someone list where other users with similar backgrounds can easily locate you and respond.
Some people do not want to reach out for help, they want others to reach out to them. The Support Someone list is created by a unique algorithm to match individuals who are seeking help with users that have similar backgrounds.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WhiteFlag is uniquely designed so that people who want to help ease suffering can easily locate those who need their support at that moment. If you have a big heart, a lot of compassion and empathy, and are looking to make a difference in a world full of pain, WhiteFlag is the place for you.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, are feeling depressed, addicted to a substance, grieving, divorced, a veteran, or simply seeking advice, WhiteFlag offers an extensive list of filters to help users pair with others who are facing their same issues.
A Letter from Our Founder
In October of 2009, I witnessed a suicide while being unlawfully detained in a jail cell in Columbia, SC. Although my case garnered national attention and I won the lawsuit against my wrongdoers, my mental health took a dark turn. As a practicing attorney, I was constantly in fear that my peers and the state Bar association would find out that I had become heavily dependent on the Xanax that was prescribed to me as a result of my unrelenting PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I never spoke about my nightmares, panic attacks, and the despair that almost ended my life. Afraid of the stigma, I attempted suicide before I ever told anyone that I needed help.
After a 35 day stay in a PTSD recovery center and 6 months of horrific benzodiazepine withdrawals, I realized that I could not go far on my journey to recovery without a support system of people who understood me. I emerged from treatment on a mission: to help others who are silently suffering just like me. In 2018, I started a PTSD and anxiety support group in my hometown.
Why? Because I knew from my time in the treatment facility that connecting with others who are suffering is when the real healing begins. I learned that when there is that connection with someone else who truly understands you that you feel safe. Within this safe space, I was able to be honest. To be accepting. To be humble. To be open. To be vulnerable. To be all of the things I needed to be in order to start my journey back to healing.
I created WhiteFlag so that we can all find that connection. That’s it. I just want you to be able to find the right people who can hear what you’re not able to say. I hope that you never feel alone again. And always remember that there is hope. Don’t give up. No matter what day or time, someone will always be there, understanding and judgment-free. Not paid or trained. Just a person that you would meet in any support group across the world. So, welcome, and thank you for joining the WhiteFlag movement.
- Jonny Mccoy
MEET OUR TEAM
CEO & Founder
Civil rights attorney, non-profit organizer, mental health advocate, and founder of support groups.
Las Vegas Route 91 survivor, mental health advocate, entrepreneur, and medical sales professional.
Chief Operating Officer
Civil engineer, Brazilian immigrant, and mental health advocate.
Mental health advocate, nationally recognized commentator for social justice reform and policy, attorney, legal analyst for CNN and HLN, and founder of the J. Jackson Law Firm.