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iRel8 Review

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1.33 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/15

Consumer Ratings: 0/2
Clarity of Purpose: 1/2
Mechanism of Action: 0/1
Software Updates: 2/2
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Research on Development Process: 1/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: June 2022

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iRel8 is a mental health social network that allows users to anonymously connect with other users in a safe community. The app focuses on mental wellness and peer empowerment. Users are able to provide their stories, chat with peers going through similar experiences, and share mental health advice with each other. A tiered chat structure includes: Global Chat (for all iRel8 users), Rooms (based on various mental health-related categories), Groups (a confidential room with members forming a peer group), and Friends (one-on-one conversations with a “friended” peer). iRel8 requires in-app purchases to gain access to content, with prices ranging from $0.99 – $24.99 per item.

Technical Details

Available for: iPhone Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Android 5.0 and up.
Developer: TchTnk LLC
Type of Treatment: Connect to a Peer
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Use or Addiction, Sleep
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web

Research on this App

iRel8 has worked with Microsoft to gather user feedback. They have also gathered “market feedback and research from partners like TruCircle, a directory of 5,000 clinicians, CU Anschutz National Mental Health Innovation Center, All Clear Foundation, Believe Her (fighting Black maternal mortality), and Special Forces Foundation. Their feedback drives the product development of the iRel8 platform.

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