Psychological Health Mobile Applications

T2, VA and other government agencies offer a variety of psychological health mobile aps which can be used anywhere and anytime. Some can be used confidentially which helps to overcome stigma and to complement clinical care, or can serve as a virtual case manager, or gently prompt a user to adjust activity or medication level. These apps were designed to improve the lives of our nation’s warriors, veterans, and their families in a simple and user-friendly way.

Clinician Focused

  • ACT Coach

    Designed for service members, veterans and others to use along with face-to-face treatment with a mental health provider in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

  • mTBI Pocket Guide

    A mobile application for health care providers that gives instant access to a comprehensive quick-reference guide on improving care for mTBI patients.

  • Navy Leaders Guide Mobile App

    One-stop shop for information on issues that affect sailors and guidance on what leaders can, or must, do.

  • PFA Mobile

    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 a supplement to other resources that trained individuals utilize before, during and after a disaster response. It allows responders to review PFA guidelines and hear tips on putting PFA into practice in the field.

  • Provider Resilience

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

Patient Focused

  • BioZen

    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.
  • Breathe2Relax

    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

    Designed as a support for individuals engaged in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) to use with a health provider, or for those individuals who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits.

  • Concussion Coach

    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.

  • CPT Coach

    A mobile application for individuals participating in cognitive processing therapy (CPT), an evidence-based psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Dream EZ

    Based on a proven nightmare treatment called imagery rehearsal therapy (IRT), the Dream EZ app assists users as they 'rewrite' the script of their nightmares to reduce the frequency and intensity of the dreams and improve sleep. This app is intended to support face-to-face treatment with a health provider.

  • LifeArmor

    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 symptoms, and tools are available to assist with managing specific problems.

  • Mindfulness Coach

    Created to introduce the concept of mindfully focusing attention and to facilitate the acquisition of the skill through practice.

  • Moving Forward

    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.

  • Parenting2Go

    An application designed for military and veteran parents with tools to help them reconnect with their families after a deployment and build closer relationships with their children. Based on original curriculum developed by leading experts, these resources help parents learn how to address both everyday parenting problems and family issues unique to the military experience.

  • PE Coach

    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.

  • Positive Activity Jackpot

    This app employs 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.

  • PTSD Coach

    An app to assist veterans and active duty personnel (and civilians) who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD. It is intended to be used as an adjunct to psychological treatment, but can also serve as a stand-alone education tool.

  • Stay Quit

    A mobile app that helps prevent relapse after smoking cessation, best used while in treatment with a therapist or after treatment.

  • T2 Mood Tracker

    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

    An app that can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress.

  • Virtual Hope Box

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