The Department of Defense announced its new DoD Safe Helpline Mobile Application.
The app contains the option for users to record their current emotional state and create tailored self-care plans to address sadness, hopelessness and disconnection. These plans include suggested resources and exercises, such as a list of breathing, stretching and visualization techniques that can reduce anxiety, depression and symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and can be stored for future reference.
“Victims want to choose when and where they get support so we are using technology to provide them as many options as possible,” said DOD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office Director Maj. Gen. Gary Patton. “This new app tied into the Safe Helpline is another tool to provide support to military victims of sexual assault.”