Mental health apps

These useful mental health apps are either free or have a substantial amount of free content in addition to premium content.  They’re available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play unless otherwise specified.

ACT Coach app logo
ACT Coach
: acceptance and commitment therapy-based info & tools

Calm Harm app logo

Calm Harm: 5-15 minute strategies to help ride out self-harm urges


Calm in the Storm (App Store): stress management and safety plan tools

Catch It app icon

Catch It: mood tracking app from the NHS

CBT-i Coach app logo

CBT-i Coach (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs): CBT for insomnia tools


Done: A Simple Habit Tracker (App Store): helps you to monitor healthy habits

eMoods bipolar mood tracker logo

eMoods: a mood tracker aimed at people with bipolar disorder

FearTools app logo

FearTools: CBT tools for managing anxiety

Grateful app logo

Grateful: A Gratitude Journal (App Store): gratitude journal with prompts


Happify: guides you in building skills along chosen wellness tracks

Health Storylines logo

Health Storylines: not mental health-specific; allows you to track moods, physical health symptoms, and other health parameters

InnerHour app logo

InnerHour: self-help for anxiety and depression

Me v PMDD app logo

Me v. PMDD: track emotional, mental, and physical symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)


MindShift (Anxiety Canada): symptom check-in, thought tools, relaxation strategies, and coping activities; based on CBT

Mood coach app icon

Mood Coach (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, on App Store): track your mood and develop a values-based behavioural activation plan


Moodfit: mindfulness, breathing exercises, track factors like mood and sleep


Moodnotes: track your mood and the factors that influence it

nOCD app logo

nOCD (App Store): self-help for OCD based on exposure and response prevention

Pixels mental health app logo

Pixels (Google Play): track thoughts and emotions and see patterns that emerge

PTSD Coach app icon

PTSD Coach (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs): tools for managing PTSD symptoms

Quirk CBT app logo

Quirk: CBT tool for examining thoughts and identifying cognitive distortions

Remente app icon

Remente: goal setting, balancing different life areas, mood tracking

Rootd app logo
: panic attack and anxiety management

sanvello mental health app logo

Sanvello (formerly Pacifica): mood and health activity tracking, CBT tools, and meditation


Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM): tracking tools and coping strategies to help with anxiety

Therachat app icon

Therachat: tracking tools and journalling


TruReach: CBT audio lessons

Up! bipolar mood app logo

Up! (Google Play): bipolar mood tracker


What’s up – A Mental Health App: tracking tools, coping strategies, info on mental health topics


Woebot: a chatbot that helps with mood tracking and CBT-based exercises

Youper icon

Youper: an “emotional health assistant” that uses AI technology


Meditation apps




InsightTimer  Insight Timer


Simple Habit meditation app logo


SmilingMInd.jpg  Smiling Mind

Mental health apps for suicide prevention

You can find a list of crisis hotlines and chat services here.  There’s also a fillable safety plan available on the Mental Health @ Home Store.


Be Safe app logo

Be Safe: has a safety planning tool, geared primarily toward young adults, and offers direction to resources in certain parts of Canada


The LifeLine: strategies and tools to cope with and interrupt suicidal thoughts, along with one-touch dialling to suicide crisis lines in Canada

My Coping Plan app logo

My Coping Plan: lets you prepare a crisis coping plan that includes activities and people to reach out to

My3 app logo

My3: allows you to prepare a crisis plan, and identify the top 3 people you would turn to for support in a crisis

suicide safety plan

Suicide Safety Plan: guides you through safety planning

Stay Alive app logo
Stay Alive
: tools to use if you or someone you know are feeling suicidal

Suicide? Help! app logo

Suicide? Help!: has info, resources, and a safety planning tool, which can also be used via their website


8 thoughts on “Mental health apps

  1. Rock Bollinger says:

    I wonder if you’d consider adding Pixels by Teo Vogel on the Google Play store. It’s a really simple but powerful way of tracking moods over time. Can be helpful when filling in those “in the last 2 weeks…” mental health questionnaires.

  2. LustStarrr says:

    Another app suggestion to add to this great list! Smiling Mind is a mindfulness app, available on Android, iOS, & web, that caters to all skill levels, & has special meditations designed for certain groups &/or settings (kids, work, teens, etc.), & the best thing about it is that, unlike many others, it’s totally free!

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