PTSD: National Center for PTSD
PTSD Coach has now been downloaded over 500,000 times in 115 countries around the world.
The PTSD Coach app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that often occur after trauma. Features include:
- Reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work
- Tools for screening and tracking your symptoms
- Convenient, easy-to-use tools to help you handle stress symptoms
- Direct links to support and help
- Always with you when you need it
Providing you with facts and self-help skills based on research.
How to Use PTSD Coach
Together with professional medical treatment, PTSD Coach provides you with resources you can trust. If you have, or think you might have PTSD, this app is for you. Family and friends can also learn about PTSD and coping from this app.
Personalize the App
Select the menu in the top left corner of the app and select Personalize.
- Features like the daily quote on the home screen can be turned on or off
- The app language can be switched from English to Spanish
Introduction to the PTSD Coach App
PTSD Coach is a free and publicly available mobile app for people with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those interested in learning more about PTSD.
NOTE: PTSD is a serious mental health condition that often requires professional evaluation and treatment. PTSD Coach is not intended to replace needed professional care.
The questionnaire used in PTSD Coach, the PTSD Checklist (PCL), is a reliable and valid self-report measure used across VA, DoD, and in the community, but it is not intended to replace professional evaluation.
Privacy and Security
Any data created by the user of this app are only as secure as the phone/device itself. Use the security features on your device if you are concerned about the privacy of your information. Users are free to share data, but as the self-monitoring data belong to each user, HIPAA concerns do not apply while the data are stored or shared. If the user were to transmit or share data with a health care provider, the provider must then comply with HIPAA rules.
Available on the Desktop
PTSD Coach Online
The expanded desktop version of the mobile app, gives you 17 tools to choose from to help you manage stress. Learn to manage troubling symptoms following trauma, such as:
- trauma reminders
Our video coaches will guide you.
Who Created PTSD Coach Mobile App
PTSD Coach was created by the VA's National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense's DHA Connected Health.