This app provides:
. Education about PTSD
. Information about professional care
. Self-assessment for PTSD
. Opportunities to find support.
The app includes tools that can help in managing the stresses of daily life with PTSD, for example:
. Recording and tracking symptoms
. Relaxation skills
. Positive self-talk
. Anger management
. Self-help strategies.
. Customise tools based on their preferences
. Integrate their own contacts, photos, and music
. Choose to create and connect to a support network by identifying people who can provide emotional support.
PTSD Coach has now been downloaded more than 100,000 times in 74 countries around the world.
Although the app is specifically tailored to service members and veterans, families and friends can also use the PTSD Coach.
They can learn about PTSD, how to help the friend or family member with the condition to manage their symptoms and identify support resources.
A new app aimed at families, PTSD Family Coach, is now also available.
The PTSD Coach and PTSD Family Coach apps were created by the United States’:
. Veteran Affair’s National Center for PTSD
. Department of Defenses’ National Center for Telehealth & Technology.
PTSD Coach provides service members, veterans, their friends and families with dependable resources they can trust. Many service members who experience PTSD symptoms can benefit from care and support, but some fear that they may be considered weak or that leaders or unit members might lose confidence in their abilities if they seek care. The information available through the PTSD Coach app can help service members and their loved ones overcome those concerns and obtain accurate information about PTSD and find the support they need.”
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