NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Memorial Day approaches, we remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. As we honor the heroes of our past, it is important to remember the heroes still among us, fighting the same war day after day: sufferers of PTSD.
A serious, stress-related illness, PTSD can overtake anyone who suffered a traumatic event, though it’s most commonly associated with returning combat veterans. While a cure has eluded traditional medicine, a new free mobile app, PTSD FREE, certified by The American Institute of Stress, is now helping veterans.
Created by Brett Cotter, CEO, Stress Is Gone, PTSD FREE helps veterans reverse their reaction in the heat of the moment, helping resolve traumatic memories that fuel PTSD. The app naturally allows the body’s relaxation response to resolve the trauma, empowering individuals to stop stress in seconds.
“To my knowledge, this is the only app that predicts stress and resolves trauma, which is exactly what people with PTSD need,” says Cotter, who has dedicated 15 years to teaching people how to reduce stress via group facilitation, private coaching and tool design. “PTSD FREE helps veterans reintegrate into their family, workplace, and community. The app is a breakthrough in mobile-health technology.”
PTSD causes the body's fight-or-flight reaction to misfire, as the brain attempts to release built up emotional stress through a displaced trigger.
“Combat fries the body's fight-or-flight reaction,” Cotter says. “Everyday stimuli can trigger anger, rage, or depression. When individuals do not receive adequate help managing these emotions, over time, any person can snap. Combat complicates the issue, as the fight-or-flight reaction is reprogrammed to kill-or-be killed.”
To download PTSD FREE for iPhone and Android devices, go to www.bePTSDfree.com. To learn more about Brett Cotter and other mobile apps, services and tools to reduce stress, visit www.StressIsGone.com.