Virtual Hope Box

Virtual Hope Box

By National Center for Telehealth & Technology

Virtual Hope Box App Ratings: 4.5
From 186 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

  • Still doesn’t work

    By Fi_baby
    I’m not able to add any pictures...great app but needs to be updated
  • Already Love It!

    By Wow this is cool vvvv
    I suffer from Anxiety and A.D.D. I literately just started an hour ago and I am already in love, I would like to see the ability to select music via YouTube. Overall this is a great app!
  • It helps

    By makdisjs
    I’ve been having panic attacks lately and this thing reallllyyyyy helps.
  • Has potential, but....

    By glenda223
    Nice ideas here, but no directions to games....can’t use all easily and word search kept turning off and reverting to home screen. Pictures on breathing screen flash so quickly - it could cause a seizure.....I’m thinking there is a glitch - it’s too fast for the mind to grab images and the words breathe, rest, hold kept flashing as well. Fix the glitches and this could be a really good tool to give to clients.....can’t recommend it as is.
  • Very much needed!

    By My opinion and observation
    I applaud the person who though to create this. Thank you so much. This will be very helpful during high emotions and possibly crisis. A good way of self-care. My favorite part is making the puzzles and positive memory reminders. Thank you again, and continue to do wonderful things.
  • This app is a lifeline

    By Dantelm
    I love this app. It is a crazy useful tool for anyone who deals with emotional issues. I just wish it was easier to delete pictures if you change your mind about a photo.
  • Clunky

    By GeekyGirl007
    This app is a great idea and would be very nice and helpful, however it is very poorly put together. The games are clunky and aren’t smooth, the guided meditations aren’t well done as the voice is not done in a calm and soothing way, and all the other elements in the app such as other games for distractions etc do not come with their own images, you have to find and supply your own. There are also only a handful of quotes, most of which aren’t helpful. If this app were to be updated to fix all the issues, I’d revise my review! Thanks!
  • Staying busy

    By Elmo79andy
    I have issues sitting still. My mind constantly runs wild and concerns multiply. I use the games on this app to work on relaxing and keeping my mind busy on one thing. It always puts a smile on my face when I open the app and see my pictures of my family and things I enjoy. I find myself using the app multiple times a day to just slow myself down. I hope others are getting relief using it as well.
  • Does not load

    By Future1417
    Have tried multiple times to install this app on my phone. It starts installing then just stops. I give up.
  • :(

    By Jade2319
    I want this app to be what I thought it was, but it has way too many bugs!! Photos won’t upload, the games don’t work, different parts of the subcategories keep crashing!!! And it’s so much and so often I can’t even really use it!! Please fix it!!!