Mental health apps

These 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  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; lets 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

 

Pacifica  Pacifica: mood and health activity tracking, CBT tools, and meditation

 

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

 

SAM  Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM): tracking tools, coping strategies

 

Therachat app icon  Therachat: tracking tools and journalling

 

TruReach  TruReach: CBT audio lessons

 

Up! bipolar mood app logo Up! (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

 

Calm

 

InsightTimer  Insight Timer

 

Simple Habit meditation app logo

SmilingMInd.jpg  Smiling Mind

 


Suicide prevention apps

You can find a list of crisis hotlines and chat services here.

 

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

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