Article Abstract

A scoping review of mental health mobile apps for use by the military community

Authors: Linna Tam-Seto, Valerie M. Wood, Brooke Linden, Heather Stuart

Abstract

Advancements in technology have opened doors to new directions in mental health care, including the emergence of mobile health applications. Such apps are helping to make mental health care more accessible to those who face barriers to care, such as military personnel. We conducted a scoping review to map the existing literature on mental health-related apps intended for use by military personnel/veterans. As a result, we identified several themes from the literature. We also discuss how apps are being developed and tested for use by the military community and provide suggestions for future research directions.