Few apps have been studied for safety and privacy. Because apps change often, it is also hard to know if older studies about privacy are still relevant today. Research suggests that many apps that claim to protect privacy may not offer the full protections promised . This presents a challenge to patients and providers looking to use apps. Some apps, like those offered by the Veterans Administration (VA) offer good privacy protections and suggest the importance of picking apps from trusted sources. Apps offered by the VA are for everyone and not just veterans. In terms of safety, it is also hard to know if an app is truly safe. A late 2019 study showed that popular suicide apps often present incorrect or wrong suicide prevention numbers . Thus actually looking at an app and checking that the content appears safe is still an important step.