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Introducing Hello Cruel World for iPhone and iPod.

Hello,Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don’t be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life.
Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

24 Ratings

24 Ratings



I've suffered from depression for a while and I've been to the point where I was contemplating suicide. This really has helped me find new and fun ways to get past those thoughts. It has also helped me a lot during panic attacks. My friends love it when I follow #60, bake a cake, even though I usually bake cookies instead. The compliments and encouragement I receive when I bring in a batch of homemade cookies can make me forget all the bad things for a while. I love this app and would recommend it to anyone who has ever had those days when you feel like the entire world is against you.

I Highly Recommend!


About a year ago, I recovered from 4 years of major depression & self harm.
Multiple things helped me, including
your app here. I was surprised at first with your suggestions, but after getting to know the app & your motive behind it, I understood. Yes, it's about staying alive. It's not worth it to kill myself. All the tips are great. I support you :)
Thanks for helping me through my tough times ♡

Please update!


I found this app years ago when I was suicidal and still use many of the skills now (my go to is Trash your preference filed and reboot) I’ve just gone in to redownload it again to show a friend in need and have discovered it can’t be used in iOS 11. I don’t know much about phones or how easy it is to update but if it could be updated simply, I’d be really grateful💗💗


Apollic Software, LLC
24.4 MB
Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
© 2010-2012 Kate Bornstein


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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