Virtual Hope Box

Virtual Hope Box

By National Center for Telehealth & Technology

Virtual Hope Box App Ratings: 4.5
From 206 Reviews

Virtual Hope Box App Description

The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Patients and providers can work together to personalize the VHB content on the patient's own smartphone according to the patient's specific needs. The patient can then use the VHB away from clinic, continuing to add or change content as needed. Patients can use the VHB to store a variety of rich multimedia content that they find personally supportive in times of need. For example, a patient can include family photos, videos and recorded messages from loved ones, inspirational quotes, music they find especially soothing, reminders of previous successes, positive life experiences and future aspirations, and affirmations of their worth in their VHB. A patient can also collaborate with their provider to create coping cards to use in response to personal problem areas they experience. Finally, the VHB provides the patient with positive activity planning, distraction tools, and interactive relaxation exercises including guided imagery, controlled breathing and muscle relaxation.

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App Reviews

  • Crashes constantly

    By Kandisjd
    The couple times this app has worked it’s been great. Unfortunately it crashes most times I try to open it. Restarting phone, closing out all apps doesn’t make a difference. Very disappointing.
  • Great, if it would just stop crashing

    By HoTaHs
    I no longer feel comfortable recommending this to my clients because it crashes all the time, and now I can’t even get it to open. I can’t imagine how someone who is depressed or thinking of harming themselves would react if they could not even open this app.
  • It’s great but....

    By DarthJelliBean
    I really love this app! It helps me when I am having a hard time with anxiety. But since this new update with the Touch ID every time I try and get into the app it closes me out and I have to spend 5-10 minutes trying to get in it. That is the only this about this app. But overall everything else is great!
  • Virtual Hope This Gets Fixed-Triggers Migraines

    By namesunspoken
    I used this app to help me wind down after an intense dose of human interactions salted with medical appointments so I hope VHB is back up soon. For now, the thought of going back to its violently blinking screen triggers a migraine. Stay away from this app.
  • this helps me a lot with suicidal thoughts

    By levi pierce mcdaniel
    this app helps me when I’m feeling suicidal by giving me quotes, allowing me to enter my own pictures of my loved ones to do picture puzzles and supplying me with hotlines I can call if I hurt myself or need help. im not a part of the military but found this app through a friend whose therapist recommended it. im sad that my app crashed though, i can’t open it anymore so I deleted it and am redownloading it now. stay safe readers, sending love to anyone who uses this app for similar reasons or is needing an app to help them cope with self destructive behavior.
  • Settings aren’t working

    By SunnyFlowers
    On the deep breathing exercise, the settings aren’t staying. I set it for 5 minutes with music and when I start the exercise it switches back to unlimited time and no music:-(
  • Needs fixed

    By Yomamma2015
    VHB is my absolute favorite go-to app of all time. I love it. But since the update yesterday the app won’t open. Prior to that it would have been a 5 Star review.
  • Bugs

    By Sammyb2057
    I like this app a lot but ever since the update it no longer opens. I’ve tried everything but delegating it and reloading because I’d rather not lose everything I put on it. I’m getting very frustrated because it’s been helpful for me.
  • Can’t open it

    By IrishCourtney
    A therapist reccommended it, I’m super excited to try but can’t get it to open! It flashes for a second and closes out! Please fix soon, I’d love to try it out
  • Crashes

    By Steven Powell
    Since the latest update, the app keeps crashing.