Mobile Applications

ACT Coach

ACT Coach is designed for service members, veterans and others to use along with face-to-face treatment with a mental health professional in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT Coach incorporates mindfulness and acceptance strategies to help people cope with unpleasant emotions and symptoms of mental health conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, chronic pain and other trauma-related difficulties. ACT Coach helps you live with unpleasant thoughts and feelings without avoiding them or being controlled by them.

BioZen

Biozen® Mobile Application

BioZen was developed as a pilot project to study the feasibility of using smartphones to receive signals from biosensor devices and display the information in a usable graphic. The National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) is a Department of Defense organization that evaluates new technologies for telemental health. BioZen represents an approach to mobile monitoring of biosensor devices that may be further developed to support future projects. No further development or enhancements to BioZen are planned.

Breathe2Relax

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool. Breathe2Relax 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.

CBT-i Coach

CBT-i Coach is for people engaged in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) with a health provider, or those who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits. The app guides users through the process of learning about sleep, developing positive sleep routines and improving their sleep environments. It provides a structured program that teaches strategies proven to improve sleep and help alleviate symptoms of insomnia.

Concussion Coach

Concussion Coach is a mobile app for veterans, service members and others who have symptoms of a concussion or mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). This app is intended to support face-to-face treatment with a health provider and provides portable, convenient tools for the patient to assess symptoms and cope with TBI‐related problems. It is not intended to replace professional diagnosis, medical treatment, or rehabilitation therapies.

CPT Coach

The CPT Coach mobile application is for people participating in cognitive processing therapy (CPT), an evidence-based psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For patients, this app is designed to improve engagement and participation in CPT and enhance treatment outcomes. It is also intended to help CPT providers better adhere to the treatment protocol.

Key features of the app include:

Dream EZ

Dream EZ is a smartphone app designed to help a person “rewrite” their nightmares to make them diminish in intensity and frequency. The app uses principles from Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) for nightmare reduction to help users change their nightmares into less disturbing dreams so they can get a better night’s sleep. Although Dream EZ can be used on its own, this app was designed to be used along with a health care provider trained in IRT.

LifeArmor

Life Armor Mobile Application

Touch-screen technology allows the user to browse information on 17 topics, including sleep, depression, relationship issues, and post-traumatic stress. Brief self-assessments help the user measure and track their symptoms, and tools are available to assist with managing specific problems. Videos relevant to each topic provide personal stories from other service members, veterans, and military family members.

 

After selecting a topic area, information is organized into four main menu items:

Mindfulness Coach

Mindfulness is a term used to describe a set of several strategies which are designed to change the way people think about everyday life. By helping to focus attention on present experience and away from potentially distressing thoughts about the past or future, mindfulness meditation helps to reduce tension and worry and improve coping. The Mindfulness Coach mobile app was created to introduce the concept of mindfully focusing attention and to facilitate the acquisition of the skill through practice.

Moving Forward

DCoE’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology and the VA Office of Mental Health Services developed the Moving Forward mobile app as part of the DoD/VA Integrated Mental Health Strategy (IMHS). The Moving Forward mobile app and the companion online course features problem-solving therapy (PST) tools designed to teach skills for overcoming life problems. PST is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment for depression and other distress.

mTBI Pocket Guide

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide

The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide mobile application for health care providers gives instant access to a comprehensive quick-reference guide on improving care for mTBI patients. Designed to reflect current clinical standards of care, the mTBI Pocket Guide mobile application can help you improve quality of care and clinical outcomes for patients.

Navy Leaders Guide Mobile App

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The Navy Leader’s Guide for Managing Sailors in Distress is your one-stop shop for information on issues that affect your sailors and guidance on what leaders like you can, or must, do. Based on the Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center website of the same name, the Navy Leader’s Guide mobile app puts the resources you need to respond to almost any issue affecting your sailors right in the palm of your hand.

Parenting2Go

DCoE’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology and the VA Office of Mental Health Services developed the Parenting2Go mobile app as part of the DoD/VA Integrated Mental Health Strategy (IMHS). Parenting2Go and the companion online course Parenting for Service Members and Veterans is for military and veteran parents with tools to help them reconnect with their families after a deployment and build closer relationships with their children anytime.

PE Coach

PE Coach Mobile Application

PE Coach is the first mobile app designed to support the tasks associated with prolonged exposure treatment for PTSD. Providing hip-pocket access to the necessary tools for successful PE participation, the app includes audio recording capability for easy playback after sessions; tools to support patient tasks between sessions; and visual displays of symptom reduction over time.

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PFA Mobile

PFA Mobile was designed to assist responders who provide psychological first aid (PFA) to adults, families and children as part of an organized response following a disaster or emergency. This app is not intended to train responders nor meant to be a replacement for PFA training. It is a supplement to other resources that trained individuals utilize before, during and after a disaster response, allowing responders to review PFA guidelines and hear tips on putting PFA into practice in the field.

Positive Activity Jackpot

Positive Activity Jackpot Mobile App

Positive Activity Jackpot uses a professional behavioral health therapy called pleasant event scheduling (PES), which is used to overcome depression and build resilience. This app features augmented reality technology to help users find nearby enjoyable activities and makes activity suggestions with local options and the ability to invite friends. If you cannot make up your mind which fun thing to do, “pull the lever” and let the app’s jackpot function make the choice for you. While this app does not require clinical training to use, it should not be used as a substitute for treatment by a therapist. For more information, see the FAQ.

Provider Resilience

Provider Resilience gives health care providers tools to guard against burnout and compassion fatigue as they help service members, veterans, and their families.

PTSD Coach

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PTSD Coach was developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD in collaboration with T2. The goal was to develop a mobile application to assist Veterans and Active Duty personnel (and civilians) who are experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Stay Quit

The Stay Quit Coach mobile app helps you stay quit after you’ve quit smoking.

This app is best used while in treatment with a therapist or to help prevent relapse after treatment. It is not meant to be a replacement for smoking cessation treatment.

T2 Mood Tracker

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T2 Mood Tracker is a mobile application that allows users to monitor and track emotional health. Originally developed as a tool for service members to easily record and review their behavior changes, particularly after combat deployments, it has now become very popular with many civilian users around the world.

 

Tactical Breather

Tactical Breather Mobile App

The Tactical Breather application can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, anyone can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses to your body during stressful situations.

Virtual Hope Box

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The Virtual Hope Box mobile application received the 2014 Department of Defense Innovation Award for its unique application of technology in supporting behavioral health in service members and military families.

The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.