Mobile mental health interventions for trauma survivors

Josef I. Ruzek, Carolyn M. Yeager


In our special issue exploring the applications of mobile technologies to the field of traumatic stress, we invited teams of authors whose work addresses some of the emerging potential for helping those exposed to traumatic events and highlights some of what we consider to be future critical challenges if that potential is to be realized. Those challenges include making sure that mobile tools reach the millions of individuals exposed to trauma, increasing evaluation efforts and improving methods of evaluating the process and outcomes of interventions, and finding ways to accomplish the widespread implementation of technology interventions in ways that effectively engage end users, mental health providers, and systems of mental health care.