The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department and the Defense Department have released a smartphone application created to help veterans manage post-traumatic stress disorder.
VA, Defense launch PTSD app
Called PTSD Coach, the free application provides screening and symptom-tracking tools, tips on coping with stress, local support contacts and updated information on treatment options. It was developed by the Defense Department's National Center for Telehealth & Technology and the VA's National Center for PTSD.
"This is about giving veterans and servicemembers the help they earned when and where they need it," VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said in a news release. "We hope they, their families and friends, download this free app."
This latest application will be one of several crafted jointly by the two agencies to help veterans readjust and address difficulties. "Given the current popularity of mobile devices, VA and the Defense Department hope to reach tens of thousands of veterans, servicemembers and their family members with the new suite of apps," the release stated.
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