U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

app icon

PTSD Coach

Average: 3.6 (98 votes)

Introduction

The PTSD Coach app was designed for Veterans experiencing symptoms of PTSD. You do not have to be in treatment for PTSD to use this app, but it is not a replacement for therapy.

PTSD Coach is available in English and Spanish.

PTSD Coach and PTSD Coach Online were created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

It teaches you to learn ways to deal with trauma. It helps you to learn what triggers you, how to cope with those triggers and how to maintain a baseline of well-being."

May 2023

This app is a lifesaver. It was very helpful to me after a period of great trauma. I often refer back to this site when facing recurring stress. It was developed by people who really do care.”

Oct 2023

Features

  • Reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work
  • Tools for screening and tracking your symptoms
  • Convenient, easy-to-use tools to help you handle stress symptoms
  • Direct links to support and help

Tools include guided relaxation exercises, soothing sounds and images, relationship tips, and more. You can customize these tools and integrate your contacts, music, and photos.

PTSD Coach Online

If you do not have a smartphone but have a computer with internet access, try PTSD Coach Online. The online version includes additional tools and videos for problem-solving and setting and understanding your goals.

For best results with PTSD Coach Online, use Google Chrome.

Help

For help with this app, contact the National Center for PTSD at:
Email: MobileMentalHealth@va.gov

Provide App Feedback

Feedback submission is anonymous.

(Please note: we will be unable to respond to you, even if you leave contact information)