PTSD is one of the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, just as it is one of the signature wounds of the war in Vietnam.
But because the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are being fought by a different generation of troops, the VA’s National Center for PTSD and the DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology have developed PTSD Coach, an app for your cell phone.
The PTSD Coach app can help those suffering from PTSD to understand and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma.
The PTSD Coach features include:
- Reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work.
- Tools for screening and tracking your symptoms.
- Convenient, easy-to-use skills to help you handle stress symptoms.
- Direct links to support and help.
- Facts and self-help skills based on research.
- And it’s always with you when you need it.
To date, PTSD Coach has been downloaded more than100,000 times in 74 countries around the world.
PTSD Coach is designed to be used in conjunction with professional medical treatment.
PTSD Coach is a free download and it provides you dependable resources you can trust. However the PTSD Coach app is not intended to replace professional evaluation and professional care.
PTSD is a very serious mental health condition that requires professional evaluation and treatment. So keep in mind that PTSD Coach is not intended to replace needed professional care in any way.
If you have PTSD, or think you might have PTSD, this app is for you. Your family and friends can also learn from the PTSD Coach app.