We live in a digital world, and we’ve come a long way from dial-up internet and the Snake cellphone game. There are tons of apps that can be useful for mental health, helping you to do things like meditate, track your moods, and practice using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tools. Here’s a list of some of the apps I’ve stumbled across that I found interesting. You can find more on my mental health apps page.
Calm Harm: 5-15 minute strategies to ride out the wave of self-harm urges
Calm in the Storm (only on the App Store): stress management, safety plans
Catch It: mood tracking app from the NHS
CBT-i Coach: CBT for insomnia tools
eMoods bipolar mood tracker
Fear Fighter: CBT for anxiety and panic, from the NHS
FearTools: for managing anxiety
Happify: guides you in building skills along chosen tracks
InnerHour: self-help for anxiety and depression
MindShift: anxiety symptom check-in, thought tools, coping activities
Moodfit: mindfulness and breathing exercises, track factors like mood and sleep
nOCD (only on the Apple App Store): CBT-based self-help for OCD
Pacifica: mood and health activity tracking, CBT tools, and meditation
Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM): tracking tools and coping strategies
Simple Habit: a meditation app
Smiling Mind: a meditation app
Therachat: tracking tools and journalling
TruReach: CBT audio lessons
What’s up – A Mental Health App: info, tracking tools, coping strategies
Youper: an “emotional health assistant” that uses AI technology
Are there any apps that you find helpful in managing your mental health?
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