Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this app designed to help?
This app is designed to improve the emotional health of adults and families affected by a disaster.
How can BBN help me?
BBN can help improve your emotional well-being after a disaster with easy-to-access mobile tools that support your emotional recovery and health across a range of domains, including posttraumatic stress, depression, and sleep. The tools include relaxation skills, mindfulness, scheduling pleasurable activities, monitoring and improving sleep, writing about your experience, and applying various coping tools to manage stress. By practicing these skills over time, you will become less distressed and be able to return to your daily activities.
When and how often should I use this app?
Use this app as often as you would like. Generally, your symptoms are more likely to improve with daily use. Learning new skills takes time, so be patient with yourself. Find a quiet and private space so you can focus when using the app.
How do I track my symptoms over time?
Go to the Check-Ups section and tap Take 10-item Check-Up. You are encouraged to complete this check-up once a week so you can track your symptoms over time.
Are there additional resources I can use for help?
Yes. You are encouraged to seek additional help if you need to. Go to the Get Help section and choose from the list of available resources, such as Disaster Distress Helpline, American Red Cross, and National Institutes of Health.
How do I manage reminders to use the app?
Go to Settings, tap Manage Notifications, and then select Reminders.
How do I change the notifications settings?
Go to Settings and tap Manage Notifications.
Who will have access to my information?
Access to your information will be restricted to the BBN system and the BBN team. We will NOT disclose any information about you to third parties. The BBN team will occasionally analyze data in the app to learn how people are using the app (e.g., what parts of the app are being used most often vs least often) and how many people are using it over time. We do not focus on one user's information when answering these questions. Instead, we group data together from all users and remove each user's identifying information. Click here to review the privacy page.
What if I forget my password?
Log out of your account, then click on the "Forgot your password" button on the login screen. You will then be sent an email to reset your password.
Will this app increase my cell phone bill?
Although the app uses a minimal amount of data, every effort has been made to limit the amount that this app will use. It is always a good idea to be aware of your individual data limits. You can contact your service provider to find out more about your data plan.
How do I contact the BBN team?
You can contact the BBN team at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org