Our mobile applications (apps) provide self-help, education and support following trauma. We also have treatment companion apps, for use with a health care provider, to make treatment easier. There are apps for iOS and Android devices.
PTSD is a serious mental health condition that often needs professional evaluation and treatment. These apps are not intended to replace needed professional care.
AIMS for Anger Management Free from: iTunes (iOS) and Google Play (Android)
A mobile app to help you cope with anger problems. While AIMS was designed for Veterans and Servicemembers, anyone can use it to learn more about anger and how to manage angry reactions. The app provides opportunities for finding support, the ability to create an anger management plan, anger tracking, and tools to help manage angry reactions.
Treatment Companion Apps
STAIR Coach Free from: iTunes (iOS)
This mobile app is designed to be used when working on Skills Training in Affective & Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) with a mental health professional. It also may be useful to people recovering after experiencing a traumatic event. The app includes education and interactive tools to help you manage thoughts and feelings, customizable reminders and quick links to support.
Related Mobile Apps
Mood Coach Free from: iTunes (iOS)
This mobile app will help you learn and practice Behavioral Activation. This app is designed to help you make a plan to boost your mood with positive activities and tracking progress.
Concussion Coach Free from: iTunes (iOS)
This mobile app will help you manage symptoms of concussion, or mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.
Parenting2Go Free from: iTunes (iOS)
Helps Veterans and Servicemembers reconnect with their children and strengthen parenting skills.
Moving Forward Free from: iTunes (iOS)
Tools to teach problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and deal with stress.
When you use a VA mobile app, no data that could be used to identify you is sent to VA or third parties. Any information that you enter into the app, such as names, phone numbers, addresses, images, or music, cannot be accessed, stored, or shared by VA.
VA mobile apps do collect anonymous information about how people use the app. It is only used to improve how well the app works. We can see what sections of the app people visit, for example. We often use this information to correct technical problems in the apps. This information cannot be linked to any personal information about you and will never be shared with a third party.
If you would like to turn off sending this anonymous usage information, go to the Settings menu, look for "Anonymous Usage Data," and flip the switch to the "off" setting.
VA uses some software analysis tools to help identify and prevent app problems. VA mobile apps do not share personal or identifying information with any of the vendors of these tools.
In using a VA mobile app, it is your responsibility to protect any information in the app once it is installed on your device. Setting a passcode on your device is recommended to help keep your information safe.