Challenge: A tech companion to combat PTSD symptoms throughout her day
Ginger struggles with PTSD due to Military Sexual Trauma and would like to have a technological solution that provides coping mechanisms at the right moments to guide her through her day.
US Army Veteran, Ginger MacCutcheon, is a Registered Nurse and active veteran advocate. She struggles with PTSD and related physical injuries that make it difficult for her to function daily. As a result of Military Sexual Trauma, she finds herself hypervigilant, distrustful and irritable. The simplest tasks become overwhelming. This leads to depression and anxiety that further complicate my situation.
She is looking for some relief: to be able to get through each day with just a little less difficulty, to wake up in the morning to positive reinforcement instead of dread, and to not feel exhausted at the end of the day from struggling to mask her symptoms. A technological solution that provides coping mechanisms at the right moments to guide her through the day’s challenges would help her tremendously.
As she puts it, “participating in this program gives me hope. With a little help from those attempting to enhance my life would not only be an improvement for my current situation, it would also give me hope and drive to become more skillful at navigating through life.”