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Fresh Android Apps for Nov. 11: T2 Mood Tracker, CalVet, PTSD Support

by Caitlin M. Foyt

For today's Fresh Android Apps, in observance of Veterans Day, we're featuring three different titles. Some are new to the Android marketplace, others are old favorites, but all are made especially for veterans or current military servicemen.

T2 Mood Tracker (Android) FREE

The Defense Department recently developed an app that monitors the emotional health of veterans and those who are currently in the service. T2 Mood Tracker users can record information about therapy, medication, daily events, marital status, and changes in environment, and users can customize the areas that they would like to monitor.

The app allows military personnel to document any post-traumatic stress, brain injury, life stress, depression and anxiety they experience. T2 provides users with tele-health technology, which means soldiers can communicate about these conditions with doctors over long distances, whether they live in urban, rural or suburban areas.

CalVet (Android) FREE

If you're a veteran living in the state of California, CalVet is a must-have app for your Android phone. After you have downloaded the app, complete the Operation Welcome Home Reintegration Form. From here, you will be able to learn more about your benefits.

You will also be able to find nearby veteran service stations and identify local assistance when you need it. Use the app to keep up with comprehensive veteran related news releases, and follow related Facebook and Twitter feeds. CalVet is also a resource for frequently asked questions, and may be able to field some of yours.

PTSD Support (Android) FREE

The Hope For One PTSD Support app is a resource for addressing the way Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects veterans and their families. This app includes a live news feed with updates related to PTSD and relevant information for veterans collected from both military and private organizations.

Users can access a library of videos that feature soldiers and their families, information on military health resources, professional counseling, and practical tips on how to seek help. There are also podcasts available and an interactive page where users can post comments and meet others who are struggling with PTSD.