PTSD Mobile Phone App Helps Vets Get Assistance and Support
Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 23, 2011 - Recognizing the need for psychological help in a digital age, the Federal Communications Commission recently announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs smartphone application PTSD Coach won a distinguished award.
The PTSD Coach app, which is free and has a five-star rating, was launched in April and has been downloaded about 30,000 times, according to the VA. The app helps users track symptoms, connect with public or personal support systems, understand the disorder and manage symptoms on the go.
“By recognizing this remarkable tool for addressing post traumatic stress disorder, the FCC is helping to shed light on the significant challenges our service members face as a result of their service,” said veterans disability lawyer Jim Fausone of Legal Help for Veterans. “I was happy the VA and the Department of Defense developed this technology, and I hope the publicity it gets from this recognition brings help to more veterans.”
The PTSD Coach is the first in a suite of apps planned by the VA’s National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology to help veterans and service members get anonymous assistance while they cope with readjustment challenges, according to a VA press release.
Other apps from the Telehealth and Technology Center include the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide and the Tactical Breather, which helps users regain control of their heart rate during stress. There were a total of seven recipients of the FCC Chairman’s Award for Advancements in Accessibility.
“These apps are an important part of the recovery process that many veterans go through when they return from battle,” Fausone said.
A qualified veterans disability attorney can help veterans learn about all of the tools and resources available as they begin the process of rehabilitation.
Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC has experienced professionals on staff who have worked in the mental health field. They have experience handling difficult mental health care claims.
James G. Fausone is a Veterans disability lawyer and Veterans attorney with Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC. To learn more or to contact a Veterans disability attorney or Veterans lawyer call 1.800.693.4800 or visit http://www.legalhelpforveterans.com.
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