A new app aimed at preventing suicides in the North-east has been launched.
Vulnerable people can now download the Prevent Suicide North-east Scotland App, which was launched in Aberdeen and directs them to support groups and websites.
Last year, 60 people in the region took their own lives, and it is hoped the new technology will allow those at risk to get help.
Fiona Weir, from Peterhead, lost her husband to suicide in 2010.
She has worked to raise awareness of issues surrounding suicide and hopes the new app will help more people get support.
She said: “If this app saves one person it’s worth it.
“My husband died in 2010, and he was a very proud man. He would never have spoken about suicide, but he could have used it.
“There’s still a stigma, and it can take a lot for people to speak about suicide, but this app will help them go at their own pace.
“There’s great support in there that wasn’t available a few years ago, things that could have helped my husband, and not left me a widow.”
The new app, funded by NHS Grampian, contains personalised plans for help, along with direct contacts to support groups, including The Samaritans and Breathing Space.
It also has content to help those whose loved ones have been lost to suicide.
Prevent Suicide features are specific to the North-east, allowing people to find local services, and will help users monitor their state of mind.
It contains large amounts of advice on mental health support provided by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils. It was devised by Scottish suicide prevention group Choose Life, working with software developers Faff digital, led by app-designer John-Paul Thain.
The North-east co-ordinator for Choose Life Neil Murray said: “The app really does take us to the next level in suicide prevention in the North-east.”