Touch-screen technology allows the user to browse information on 17 topics, including sleep, depression, relationship issues, and post-traumatic stress. Brief self-assessments help the user measure and track their symptoms, and tools are available to assist with managing specific problems. Videos relevant to each topic provide personal stories from other service members, veterans, and military family members.
After selecting a topic area, information is organized into four main menu items:
- Learn: Comprehensive information on the causes, characteristics, and potential solutions to emotional, relationship, and other common mental health problems that face the military community
- Assess: Brief self-assessment tools to help the user measure and track symptoms relevant to the topic area
- Tools: Information and guidance on techniques to self-manage problems relevant to the topic area
- Videos: Testimony from members of the military community about their struggle to overcome problems relevant to the topic area
What is the purpose of LifeArmor
LifeArmor is intended to provide information, assessment, and self-management tools for common mental health problems in the military community.
How do I access the full list of tools?
The full list of tools can be accessed by selecting the “Tools” button in the bottom right corner on the main menu screen. Tools presented in each topic will vary depending upon their relevance to the problem area.
If I score high on an assessment, does that mean I have a mental disorder?
While the assessments in LifeArmor are based upon paper-and-pencil assessments commonly used in mental health clinics, they are not intended to be the sole basis for conclusions about mental health status. The assessments in LifeArmor are intended to help raise the user’s awareness of potential problem areas. This information can also help the user make a decision about whether a more in-depth clinical assessment is warranted.
Where did all this information come from?
The information, assessments, and tools in LifeArmor are based upon the website afterdeployment.org, also developed by the National Center for Telehealth & Technology. Please visit afterdeployment.org for additional information and resources for the military community.