Though the world turns its focus to mental health each May, at VA, mental health awareness month lasts all year. From free mental health screening tools, to training to help identify signs of emotional distress and counseling sessions — no questions asked, mental health is a top priority at VA.

Mental health affects everyone — whether it is an uncle, a sister, a best friend, or even ourselves, each one of us knows someone living with mental illness. But thanks to innovations from the Office of Information and Technology, caring for your mental health can be as simple as installing an app on your phone. In honor of mental health awareness month, LaVerne Council, VA’s assistant secretary for Information and Technology and VA’s chief information officer, shares some of the technology-based mental health resources available to our Veterans.

Everyone goes through difficult times, and caring for mental health is a lifelong process. But with apps like PTSD Coach, PE Coach, and Mindfulness Coach, no Veteran needs to face mental health challenges alone. Visit the VA mobile app store to learn how technology can help you care for your mental health.


About the author: This article was submitted by VA’s Office of Information and Technology

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Published on May. 24, 2016

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  1. Roland Earl Trimmer May 25, 2016 at 10:06 am

    FINE, BUT VA HAS A LONG, LONG WAY TO GO, I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE AS I AM A WOUNDED COMBAT VIETNAM WAR VETERAN WHO HAS BEEN IN A 10 YEAR BATTLE TO RECEIVE THE FULL BENEFITS/COMPENSATION
    THAT I DESERVE BECAUSE…… I EARNED IT !

    GOOD LUCK-WE NEED VA TO GET BETTER AND BETTER !2EPR

    Roland Earl trimmer
    Vietnam Veteran-1968-69
    25th Infantry Division
    U.S. Army

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