Got a Concern? Call Concrn.


When we are kids, we are told to dial 911 when there is an emergency. It’s a simple three-digit number that we all have memorized to get help in times of crisis. But shockingly, did you know that the majority of 911 calls are related to mental health-related issues, and often times, 911 responders are not properly equipped to handle these situations. That’s where the new startup Concrn comes in.

A new nonprofit startup in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood is trying to change the way we think about emergencies and offer an alternative option for those seeking help. Concrn is a mobile app that allows people to reach out in times of mental health crisis to trained health responders. As a whole, Concrn has a small team and several volunteers that help out with phone calls. The startup’s main goal is to create “a bold re-imagination of public services provided in non-emergency situations, bridging individuals in emotional and behavioral health crises with trained compassionate civilian responders, reducing strain on 911 and law enforcement resources.”

Photo Credit


We are excited to see Concrn grow and potentially reach more cities throughout the U.S. With such a need for trained mental health responders, Concrn has tapped into a high-demand industry. Would you give Concrn a call? Tweet @StarterNoise.

Stay in the loop with us at StarterNoise to be the first to know when something big happens.

Facebook Comments