Repercussions of military service — from training through active duty and combat — can linger in various forms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Department of Veterans Affairs has responded by developing telehealth services and multiple apps designed “to improve the health of veterans by providing technologies that expand clinical care beyond the traditional office visit.”
And these highly rated free apps are available to everyone, whether you served or not.
For tools to cope with trauma, the VA’s PTSD Coach app offers relaxation skills, positive self-talk, anger management, and other self-help strategies. CPT Coach features cognitive-processing therapy for trauma. For people supporting those with trauma, there’s also the PTSD Family Coach.