Yesterday’s mail included a notice from the local election board. They thanked me for casting my ballot in the recent primary but also issued a warning: “Unless I take corrective action, the election board will no longer be counting my vote.”
The Mobile Health Blog
Some morning lectures can be sleep-inducing, requiring frequent trips to the coffee-and-muffin table at the back of the conference room to stay awake. However, this wasn’t the case at the annual training event for the U.S.
Professional workshops often include role-playing activities. But they usually don’t involve the workshop leader creating an image on a large screen of the vehicle in front of you being flipped by an IED blast as a volunteer describes a war-zone ambush. That kind of thing definitely makes an impression on an audience.
When someone is discouraged, maintaining perspective can be difficult. Our new mobile app--the Virtual Hope Box (VHB)—can help with that.
Pleasant Event Scheduling (PES) can now be done on your personal smartphone with a mobile app called Positive Activity Jackpot (PAJ). PES is a term that psychologists use for “brainstorming for healthy activities” – a behavioral health exercise for depression that’s traditionally done with pen and paper.
Unfortunately, there have been a lot of stories in the news lately about sexual assault in the military. Sexual assault is intentional sexual contact without consent. Oftentimes victims feel overwhelmed, alternating between feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, and numbness (feeling nothing at all).
My colleagues and I recently published a meta-analysis which compared synchronous telehealth therapy to standard care for the reduction of depression symptoms.
Last week my aunt called me up and told me that her “fancy iPhone gizmo” was telling her that she needed to update her phone. As I am her favorite niece (well, really her only niece), and I know sooo much about all these techie things, maybe if I wasn’t too busy, could I help her do it?
The CBT-i Coach mobile app, developed through a collaboration of the National Center for PTSD, Stanford University and T2, supports cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i). CBT-i Coach was designed for people who are having difficulty sleeping and participating in cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia with a health provider.
As many of you may know, September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Coincidentally, about two weeks ago I came across a recently published article that reviewed iOS and Android mobile apps developed specifically for the prevention of suicide.