Ms. Cathy McDonald

Cathy McDonald is the Staff Writer for the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2).

The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.

 

What People Say About the T2 Mood Tracker App

Nothing’s more persuasive than a review from someone who’s actually used a product. Here at T2, we welcome comments from those who use our free psychological health apps, even to let us know that a feature doesn’t work right or that a new update made their data vanish (oops—sorry!). We need that type of information so we can fix things and make our products better. But we love hearing about when things work, and when our apps help people’s lives. This week we continue a series of blogs featuring what people like about T2’s apps.

What People Say About the Virtual Hope Box App

Nothing’s more persuasive than a review from someone who’s actually used a product. Here at T2, we welcome comments from those who use our free psychological health apps, even to let us know that a feature doesn’t work right or that a new update made their data vanish (oops). We need that information so we can fix things. But we love hearing about when things work, and when our apps help people’s lives. This week we begin a series of blogs featuring what people like about T2’s apps.

Take Back Your Night

I’ve had trouble getting to sleep. And I’ve had nightmares. But I’ve never been afraid to go to sleep because of chronic nightmares, like some service members and vets and others exposed to trauma. Those kinds of nightmares often replay the actual events that were experienced, rather than more hypothetical scenarios, so they seem even more real.

If I Talk to a Psychologist, Will They Take Away My Gun?

The cheerful young man in Chicago’s O’Hare airport wore a cowboy hat and was dressed in long, baggy denim shorts despite the chilly November evening. His chin was flecked with blond stubble, tattoos covered both forearms, and a plug sagged in his earlobe. He looked to be in his early twenties. While we waited for our flight to Seattle, we chatted. Or mostly, I listened.

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