PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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.
- PTSD Coach
This mobile app is to help you learn about and cope with the symptoms related to PTSD that commonly occur following trauma.
- PTSD Family Coach
PTSD Family Coach is an app to support family members of those living with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Mindfulness Coach
Grounding yourself in the present moment can help you cope better with unpleasant thoughts and emotions. The Mindfulness Coach app will help you do this.
This mobile app is for Veterans and Servicemembers who are concerned about their drinking and how it relates to posttraumatic stress after deployment, or for anyone who wants to develop healthier drinking behaviors.
- Anger and Irritability Management Skills (AIMS)
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. Free from: iTunes (iOS) and Google Play (Android)
Treatment Companion Apps
- CPT Coach
CPT Coach is a free mobile app that helps you work with your therapist during Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). The app helps you keep track of homework, appointments, and PTSD symptoms. CPT Coach is not a self-help tool.
- PE Coach
A mobile app to be used during Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy with a mental health professional. PE Coach is not a self-help tool.
- CBT-i Coach
This mobile app will help you get the most out of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia so that you can develop good sleep habits and sleep better. CBT-i Coach is best used while in therapy with a provider.
- ACT Coach
A treatment companion app for use while in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT aims to help you live with unpleasant thoughts and feelings without avoiding them or being controlled by them. Free from: iTunes (iOS).
- STAIR Coach
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. Free from: iTunes (iOS)
Related Mobile Apps
- Mood Coach
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. Free from: iTunes (iOS).
- Concussion Coach
This mobile app will help you manage symptoms of concussion, or mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. Free from: iTunes (iOS). Coming for Android devices.
- Parenting To Go
Helps Veterans and Servicemembers reconnect with their children and strengthen parenting skills. Free from: iTunes (iOS).
- Moving Forward
Tools to teach problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and deal with stress. Free from: iTunes (iOS).
- Stay Quit Coach
A free mobile app that helps you stay quit after you stop smoking with tools to control cravings, reminder messages, and support links. This app is best used while in treatment with a therapist or after your treatment has ended. Free from: iTunes (iOS) and Google Play (Android) .
Note for Providers: See Mobile Apps for Professionals for additional apps and more information on treatment companion apps.
No individually identifiable data is transferred or transmitted to VA in any way through the use of the app. All individually identifiable data entered by you remains your sole property and will not be accessed by VA without your further express consent. You also acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to protect and otherwise secure any information captured and stored by the software once installed on your device.
For statistical purposes VA collects anonymous usage data and sends it to a data provider. This feature can be disabled through the app's settings screen at any time.