PTSD Family Coach is for family members of those living with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The app provides extensive information about PTSD, how to take care of yourself, how to take care of your relationship with your loved one or with children, and how to help your loved one get the treatment they deserve. The app also provides a great deal of information that is specific to Veterans and active duty members of the military.
Living with a family member who has PTSD can be incredibly stressful, and PTSD Family Coach includes 24 unique tools to help you manage this stress, including mindfulness exercises, tools to help you re-build your social networks, and tools to help with difficult thoughts and emotions you may be experiencing. The app also provides a way for you to track your stress level over time, using scientifically valid measures, and can provide specific feedback about your progress. Finally, PTSD Family Coach offers a number of ways for you, and your loved one, to connect with support.
PTSD Family Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.