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US military produce an app for phone to help veterans track the state of their mental health

October 29, 2010

The mental health of veterans has been been of increasing concerns as two trends became clearer – a high suicide rate among veterans returning from conflict zones; and the fact that the military health services weren’t well-equipped to help veterans manage their mental health on their return to civil society. The US military have come with a very modern tool to begin to offer better support, an app that let’s verterans (and anyone else who downloads the app) to track their moods during the day.

Pentagon officials announced a free smart phone application for Android devices designed to help soldiers and veterans to track their emotional health. It’s called the T2 Mood Tracker (from the National Center for Telehealth and Technology) is available free free download now. (The iPhone app is in the works.)

It’s basically a mood tracker, allowing users to track their mood, happiness and stress levels throughout the day. Anyone can download and use the app, free of charge.

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/10/28/military-mental-health-theres-an-app-and-money-for-that/

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