PTSD: Self Help - Mental Health
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PTSD: Self Help

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The road to recovery can start with you. The following resources and apps were developed to provide direct support to both you and people in your support system.

Online Resources

  • AboutFace: Learn from Veterans how PTSD treatment can turn your life around.
  • PTSD Treatment Decision Aid: Wondering what treatment is the right fit for you? This online tool helps you learn about and compare effective treatments.
  • View hundreds of stories from Veterans of all service eras who have overcome mental health challenges, including PTSD.

Self-Help Mobile Apps

VA and the Department of Defense have designed the following mobile apps specifically to support Veterans in self-managing their mental health conditions. These apps can be used independently or alongside therapy and/or other mental health treatment.

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PTSD Coach

This mobile app helps you learn about and cope with the symptoms related to PTSD.

Download PTSD Coach on the App Store Download from Google Play

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PTSD Family Coach

This app provides support for family members of those living with PTSD.

Download on the App Store Download from Google Play

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This mobile app is for Veterans and Service members who are concerned about their drinking and how it relates to posttraumatic stress, as well as anyone else who wants to develop healthier drinking behaviors.

Download on the App Store

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Mindfulness Coach

This app will help you ground yourself in the present moment, a technique that can help you cope better with unpleasant thoughts and emotions.

Download on the App Store

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