In this section, we will explore some apps for support of psychological health of disaster responders.
The PTSD Coach app was developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a stand-alone education tool available for both Android and iOS devices. Connectivity is only required for direct connection to crisis support.
PTSD Coach provides users with information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including:
PTSD Coach app home screen
PTSD Coach app distress meter
In a disaster, it is essential that behavioral health responders have the resources they need—when and where they need them. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster App makes it easy to provide quality support to survivors. At the touch of a button on the home screen, users can navigate:
Users can also:
Designed for behavioral health professionals, the app provides access to evidence-based mental health and substance use information, tools, and resources for use in the field.
SAMHSA app home screen
SAMHSA app publication directory
In this section, we covered the following main points: