To help people regulate their emotions in healthy ways, a Rutgers researcher pioneered the Storm/breaker Emotion and Behavior Management app as a standalone smartphone mental health intervention.

Based on his research on emotion dysregulation and emotional cascades and experience with mental health research projects, Edward Selby, a faculty member at Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, led the development of the app to better understand mental illness and its causes. Storm/breaker is set to launch in Apple’s App Store on April 24. The app prompts users to consider their mental health at different times throughout the day, increasing awareness of unique personal experiences. Progress and improvement can be viewed over time to help users identify and better understand how their emotions change and the triggers that may cause those changes. To read the full story.