Monday, November 11, 2013

Mobile Spotlight: LifeArmor

Created by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), a component center of the Defense Centers for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, housed under the Department of Defense, LifeArmor is a mobile app designed to provide information on 17 topics of importance to members of the US military and veterans, including depression, life stress, mild traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and post-traumatic stress.

Under each of the topic areas, four menu options are available for further information: Learn, which provides details about the topic; Assess, which provides an assessment in that topic area; Tools, which provide techniques to self-manage problems and symptoms in the topic area; and Videos, which provide testimony from members of the military community about their struggles and triumphs in the topic area.

LifeArmor is available for both iOS and Android. LifeArmor and other apps for military members and veterans, as well as for the health-care professionals who serve them, can be downloaded at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) website.