Mental Health Apps
Below is a list of applications that address a variety of concerns and can be used to support the work you do in counseling or assist with self-improvement. The applications are sorted by topic and include links to Google Play and iTunes.
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Breathe2Relax app for iPhone and the Breathe2Relax app for Android devices is a portable stress management tool. It's a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body's 'fight-or-flight' response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.
The Calm app for iPhone and the Calm App for Android devices was branded as Apple's "App of the Year" in 2017. The app is designed to reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and help you to feel happier. Calm focuses on the four key areas of meditation, breathing, sleep, and relaxation, with the aim of bringing joy, clarity, and peace to your daily life. The app delivers meditations that can help you to de-stress, as well as breathing programs, music, and sounds from nature to relax your mind and body and promote better sleep. Calm is the perfect app if you are new to meditation, but it also offers programs for more advanced users. Meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3–25 minutes, to fit in with your schedule.
The Tactical Breather app for iPhone and the Tactical Breather app for Android devices can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, you can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses to your body during stressful situations.
The SAM (Self-Help for Anxiety Management) app for Android offers options for tracking anxiety, identifying anxiety triggers, teaching breathing and relaxation strategies, and developing an anxiety management toolkit.
Stop Panic and Anxiety
Stop Panic and Anxiety Android app is free and offers self-help methods to control panic and anxiety. The info in this app assumes that you are suffering from panic attacks due to Panic Disorder. It may not be applicable to other forms of anxiety. It focuses on the fear of having a panic attack and the fear of the sensations when having a panic.
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
This Depression CBT Self-Help Guide Android app contains a depression severity test, audios, articles, a cognitive diary, and a motivational points system that help you learn how to do this.
Cognitive Diary CBT
The self-help methods used in this Cognitive Diary CBT Android app are based on the tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and challenge irrational thinking.
Headspace for iPhone and Headspace for Android devices, is meditation made relevant to modern life. Get unique daily guided meditations, science facts and figures and progress reports, all designed to make it as easy as possible for you to get some calm and clarity.
Relax Melodies: Sleep and Yoga
PTSD CoachPTSD Coach was developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD. This PTSD Coach iPhone app and Android app is intended to be used as an adjunct to psychological treatment, but can also serve as a stand-alone education to
The Self-esteem Blackboard Android app was developed by a clinical psychologist using the methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help improve self-esteem. This app may be for you if low self-esteem is affecting your relationships or preventing you from being successful at school. If you're unhappy with yourself, or having problems with anxiety or depression, this app may be for you.
Circle of 6
This iPhone and Android app allows you a way to connect with your most trusted friends to stay close and attempt to prevent violence before it happens. It lets you choose six trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable situation, use Circle of 6 to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message with your exact location.