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. Patients and providers can work together to personalize the VHB content on the patient's own smartphone according to the patient's specific needs. The patient can then use the VHB away from clinic, continuing to add or change content as needed.

Patients can use the VHB to store a variety of rich multimedia content that they find personally supportive in times of need. For example, a patient can include family photos, videos and recorded messages from loved ones, inspirational quotes, music they find especially soothing, reminders of previous successes, positive life experiences and future aspirations, and affirmations of their worth in their VHB. A patient can also collaborate with their provider to create coping cards to use in response to personal problem areas they experience. Finally, the VHB provides the patient with positive activity planning, distraction tools, and interactive relaxation exercises including guided imagery, controlled breathing and muscle relaxation.

What’s New

Version 1.4.8

Clarified the error message for users who don't have Touch ID or Passcode enabled on their device

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
Keanna Hudson ,

Add some more things?

I feel like it needs more games, maybe add some things that are calming. Basically like you can add virtual slime or something. Where if you press down on the screen it makes a noise and the slime automatically goes down as if it is real slime. Maybe even a fidget toy or something.
Maybe add a journal section. You can make a section where you write down what’s wrong and then burn/throw it away, then one where you write positive stuff and you keep to look back on.
Just some ideas :) other than that it’s really good, just needs more things on it.

Korikatra ,

Grateful for VHB

It’s like when you’re scared in the dark and you reach out to hold the hand of your best friend and then it’s not so scary anymore.

Yarnforlife ,

Crashes and low volume

Was great until problems with crashing and no volume began. If it is fixed I will download again. Highly recommend the quick 4min meditations.


National Center for Telehealth & Technology
49.9 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German, Japanese, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© n/a


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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