This is a 1 option poll with 50 respondents targeting Age Range
(55 64, 25 34, 35 44, 18 24, 45 54). A sample of responses:
- I would think it couldn't hurt. I would think the vast majority of veterans suffering with mental illness or look as they might be susceptible could use any encouragement available to them. As a whole, people feel better about themselves when rewarded for good behavior. If an app was geared specifically for veterans it may make them feel understood and accepted. Mental health is so stigmatized that it is frequently too far gone before people actually seek help or ar recognized. An app that could be used from the privacy of the users phone might help a veteran feel less stigmatized. Growth on an individual basis would be important so they wouldn't feel compared to another. I gave it 4 stars because I am concerned that it might prevent some from seeking needed help.
- Depending on the format and the incentives provided, I think that an app like this could very well be beneficial to the veteran population, which is at risk for many service-related mental and physical health issues. Depending on the health issues relevant to the user, the app could include data such as pain levels/pain management tracking, vitals such as blood pressure and glucose monitoring, medication and appointment reminders, self-care behavior logging (such as exercise, meditation, massage therapy), symptom/wellness journaling, etc.