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


CalmintheStorm.jpg  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 mental health application logo  CBT Mental Health Application (App Store): mood tracking, thought exercises, and panic management tools based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)


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


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


Moodnotes   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  Rootd: panic attack and anxiety management


sanvello mental health app logo  Sanvello (formerly Pacifica): mood and health activity tracking, CBT tools, and meditation


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


Therachat app icon  Therachat: tracking tools and journalling


TruReach  TruReach: CBT audio lessons


Up! bipolar mood app logoUp! (Google Play): bipolar mood tracker


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


woebot  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


TheLifeLine  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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