Six Free Military TBI Smartphone Apps

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Six Free Military TBI Smartphone Apps

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Military Smartphone Apps
Breathe2Relax
mTBI Pocket Guide
PTSD Coach
PTSD Support for Veterans
T2 Mood Tracker
Tactical Breather
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Military Smartphone Apps

Military Smartphone Apps

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The following six apps were created for service members and veterans, their families, and the professionals who care for them. The apps help with issues ranging from stress and mood management to tools to help improve quality of care for people with mild traumatic brain injury.

Breathe2Relax

Breathe2Relax

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Portable stress management tool. The app is a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body's “fight-or-flight” (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.

Helps With: PTSD, Anxiety, Stress

Device: iOS, Android

Price: Free

View Breathe2Relax in the iTunes App Store

View Breathe2Relax in the Google Play Store

mTBI Pocket Guide

mTBI Pocket Guide

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Price: Free

The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide app for healthcare providers gives instant access to a comprehensive quick-reference guide on improving care for people with mTBI. Designed to reflect current clinical standards of care, mTBI Pocket Guide can help caregivers improve quality of care and clinical outcomes for patients. Treatment and therapy providers can use the application to find information on assessing, treating, and managing common symptoms of people with mTBI.

View in Android Market >

PTSD Coach

PTSD Coach

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Price: Free

PTSD Coach was designed for veterans and service members who have, or may have, post-traumatic stress disorder. The 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. 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. PTSD Coach was created by Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

View in the iTunes App Store >
View in Android Market >

PTSD Support for Veterans

PTSD Support for Veterans

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App to help with post traumatic stress disorder. Informational videos and testimonials, podcasts from professional counselors and psychiatrists discussing PTSD, links for resources, and a fan wall for people to support each other and share their experiences.

Helps With: PTSD

Device: Android

Price: Free

View PTSD Support for Veterans in the Google Play Store

T2 Mood Tracker

T2 Mood Tracker

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Price: Free

With T2 Mood Tracker, users can self-monitor, track, and reference their emotional experiences associated with common deployment-related behavioral health issues like post-traumatic stress, brain injury, depression, and anxiety. With each self-rating, notes on environmental influences on emotional experiences can be added. Self-monitoring results can be a self-help tool or they can be shared with a therapist or healthcare professional, providing a record of the patient’s emotional experience over a selected time frame.

 

View in iTunes App Store >

View in Android Market >

Tactical Breather

Tactical Breather

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Price: Free

The Tactical Breather app can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, people can learn to gain control of their heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses during stressful situations. Although these techniques were developed primarily for soldiers in combat, anyone can benefit from the ideas taught in this application to help with stressful situations in life. The app may be especially useful for service members and veterans with PTSD and/or TBI.


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