Using Social Media to Stay Connected

Social media provides great ways to connect, interact and communicate with friends and family while separated.

6 Apps for Staying Mission Ready

Mobile apps are powerful tools that can keep you mission ready. They can help you cope with many concerns from routine stress and sleep difficulties, to anxiety or posttraumatic stress disorder.

6 Apps for Staying Mission Ready

Mobile apps are great tools for helping you manage your psychological health.

Veterans Affairs in the Digital Age

Health care , home loans , life insurance , educational assistance , and vocational rehabilitation are just some of the services the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has to offer. With VA offering so many programs, veterans may feel overwhelmed by such a large amount of helpful information. VA is working to make it easier for veterans to find out how and where to access these services through new and effective communication tools, including social media and a new national outreach campaign.

Understanding Posttraumatic Stress with PTSD Coach

Combat deployments can sometimes result in exposure to traumatic events, such as losing a close friend, bodily harm, violent experiences or even extended separation from loved ones. Ongoing stress reactions to these situations may eventually, but not always, lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Monitor Psychological Health with the T2 MoodTracker App

Whether you are deployed or transitioning, self-monitoring your psychological health is just one way you can gauge how stress may be affecting you (or a loved one). Self-monitoring with pen and paper has been used for decades to understand symptoms over time. As mobile phones have evolved to replace pen and paper, their applications (apps) have evolved to complement traditional health care too. The free T2 MoodTracker app can be your pen and paper – for your own awareness or for sharing with your health care provider. The app is currently available for Android phones and, in coming months, will be available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
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