Virtual Hope Box
By National Center for Telehealth & Technology
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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 in Version 1.4
Multi-select is now supported for media functions for the "Remind Me" section
As a physician assistant in school based health I will be sharing this with all my anxious students. Beautifully done, works great, very user friendly. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars is some of the language at the start of the guided meditation is very directive (as is the muscle relaxation warning label), could use invitational language. The Breathing exercises get 5 stars as do the photo puzzles. Inspire me needs some beefing up and coping cards could use some premade editable ones.
Great Daily App
As an Army licensed clinical social worker I introduce this app to Soldiers every day. The relaxation techniques are great for sleep, stress, emotional times but the progressive muscle and guided meditation could use some improvement with language and steps. The ability to add songs, videos, photos, and recordings is superb. A brief safety plan could be added but besides that it is a very useful tool for all to include those at at risk. Thank you.
I haven't had this app for long, but as someone who battles major depressive disorder, I think this will really come in handy as I have been making coping skills toolboxes. The only issue I have is that it will not let me upload photos and kicks me off when I try. Otherwise, great app!
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Oct 11, 2016
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 34.3 MB
- Languages: English, German, Japanese, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: National Center for Telehealth & Technology
- © n/a
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.