Android: available in the Play Store
PTSD Coach was designed for Veterans and military Servicemembers who have, or may have, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. Users can customize tools based on their preferences and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not.
More details about this app can be found on the National Center for PTSD website.
iOS: Hoffman, J.E., Wald, L.J., Kuhn, E., Greene, C., Ruzek, J.I., & Weingardt, K. (2011). PTSD Coach (Version 1.0). [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com.
Android: Hoffman, J.E., Wald, L.J., Kuhn, E., Greene, C., Ruzek, J.I., & Weingardt, K. (2011). PTSD Coach (Version 1.0). [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from https://play.google.com.
Questions or suggestions about this app? Please feel free to email us at MobileMentalHealth@va.gov.
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Kuhn, E., Greene, C., Hoffman, J., Nguyen, T., Wald, L., Schmidt, J., Ramsey, K. M., & Ruzek, J. (2014). A preliminary evaluation of PTSD Coach, a Smartphone App for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. Military Medicine, 179(1), 12-18.