PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. You can customize tools based on your preferences and can integrate your own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not.
PTSD Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.
Improved and expanded tools for managing symptoms
Expanded educational topics
User interface and graphics enhancements
Ratings and Reviews
Phenomenal free tool
Of all of the apps I have seen and attempted to use this has been the best BY FAR! For free it offers awesome mindfulness and breathing exercises. Alternates between soothing pictures, sounds, ideas based on what’s tearing you apart at the moment. Every single day of my existence is a struggle to make it through. I was reaching a point in my day where there was more time in a panic And terror and rottenness then not. This application has significantly helped me in the heat of these moments. It has helped my ability to deal with the panic attacks and steer me from feeling completely lost to there is a light in the far off distance. If you don’t know what to do, You don’t have anywhere to go, try this app. It’s seriously helping me.
Helpful, needs one important fix
I have found this app to be very useful in managing my day. The breathing and mindfulness exercises have a great pace that help me recenter.
One rather significant thing that prevents me from getting any benefit from some of the exercises is hearing the side-work the narrator is doing in the background. I hear her clicking on things or typing, and all I can think is that she is so over worked that she has to multitask while she is making these recordings, and it stresses me out. I want to use more of these tools, but once I hear those sounds in the background that exercise is useless for me.
Please update the app with the same exercises, and let the narrator just record the exercise without the distraction. Thanks.
I thought this might help my symptoms but a) it’s geared more toward military than just anyone with ptsd and b) it’s so elementary..some of the tools are useful, like the mindfulness exercises but the selection of tools is limited and I just find myself needing more.
I think the concept of this is great but it needs more sophistication or maybe have a purchased version that has more tools, more resources and more exercises.
- US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- 89.1 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2011 US Department of Veterans Affairs
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.