Mental Health Websites & Apps

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There are a huge number of mental health resources available online whether you’re looking for websites or apps.  Many of them are free, and many of them are high quality, but sometimes the biggest challenge can be finding what’s most useful and relevant to you.  Please let me know what your favourites are, and what I should add to the list.

You might also find the following resource info on MH@H helpful:

Mental Health Websites

** For anti-stigma campaign websites, check out the Stop Stigma page.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

Anxiety Canada: anxiety resources including My Anxiety Plan

Beat: a UK-based eating disorders charity

Beyond Blue: has a wide range of mental health and suicide prevention resources

CARMHA (The Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addictions): has useful publications like the Antidepressant Skills Workbook

Centre for Clinical Interventions: mental health info and worksheets

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): resources for people with depression and bipolar disorder, including peer support groups

Heads Up Guys: a depression resource for men

Here to Help: mental health info, workbooks, wellness modules, and family resource, as well as a toolkit on dealing with psychosis

Mental Health America: has info on mental health conditions, screening tools, and other mental health-related tools

Mind: a major UK mental health charity – info and advocacy

My Compass: a self-help tracker and toolkit from the Black Dog Institute

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): a wide range of resources, including tips on getting help paying for medications (in the U.S.)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): has mental health info as well as info on clinical trials that are recruiting participants

National Self-Harm Network publications: The ‘hurt yourself less’ workbook and Cutting the risk: self-harm, self-care, & risk reduction

PositivePsychology.com: info on a variety of mental illnesses and psychology topics, as well as therapy-related resources

Psych Central: cover a broad spectrum of mental health and psychology topics

Recover Together by Google: a substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery resource

The Mighty: an online community for people with mental illness and other chronic illnesses

Therapy-Related Resources

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Compassion-Focused Therapy


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Resources

Mental Health Apps

These 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


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


CBT-i Coach app logo

CBT-i Coach: CBT for insomnia tools


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eMoods: a mood tracker for bipolar disorder


Health Storylines logo

Health Storylines: track moods, physical health symptoms, and meds


Me v PMDD app logo

Me v. PMDD: track symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)


Mood Coach app logo

Mood Coach (App Store): track your mood, develop a values-based behavioural activation plan


Moodnotes

Moodnotes: track your mood and the factors that influence it


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Pixels (Google Play): track thoughts & emotions to see patterns


Quirk CBT app logo

Quirk: CBT tool to examine thoughts and identify cognitive distortions


Rootd app logo

Rootd: panic attack and anxiety management


SAM

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


TruReach

TruReach: CBT audio lessons


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


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

Calm Harm app logo

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


Catch It app icon

Catch It: mood tracking app from the NHS


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


FearTools app logo

FearTools: CBT tools for managing anxiety


Happify

Happify: build skills along chosen wellness tracks


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InnerHour: self-help for anxiety & depression


Mindshift

MindShift: CBT–based thought tools, relaxation strategies, and coping activities


Moodfit

Moodfit: mindfulness, breathing exercises, factor tracking e.g. mood, sleep


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


PTSD Coach app logo

PTSD Coach: tools for managing PTSD symptoms


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


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


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Therachat: tracking tools and journalling


Up! bipolar mood app logo

Up! (Google Play): bipolar mood tracker


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

Meditation & Mindfulness Apps

Mindfulness Exercises: Free & premium mindfulness courses and worksheets


Wellness Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

There’s a list of crisis chat services/hotlines here

There’s also a fillable safety plan available free on the MH@H Store.


Websites


Apps

TheLifeLine

The LifeLine: strategies and tools to cope with and interrupt suicidal thoughts, and 1-touch dialling to Canadian crisis lines


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Suicide Safety Plan: guides you through safety planning


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Suicide? Help!: has info, resources, and a safety planning tool

My3 app logo

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


Stay Alive app logo

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