Thanks to the modern technology, we have many different and helpful applications for our smart phones that we can use every single day. I want to share with you 7 of the most popular free mental health apps. I hope that they will be useful for your personal mental health mobile toolkit.
1. Mindshift (Android and iPhone) – is designed for teenagers and young adults who want help with feelings of anxiety. The language and interface is simple, it provides some useful information about what anxiety is and helpful strategies to try and tackle it. There is also a nice quick tips section for use in panicky situations. And it’s useful for adults too.
2. My Mood Tracker (iPhone) – Keeping track of how we feel helps us notice that sad moods do indeed pass, and can also potentially helps us link our mood to things we do, places we go and people we talk to. My Mood Tracker can collect additional information on sleep patterns, exercise and a whole caboodle of other things.
3. Positive Activity Jackpot (Android) – A unique augmented reality tool that uses the functionality of a smartphone in an innovative way. Combines a professional behavioral health therapy for depression called pleasant event scheduling (PES) with activities available in the user’s location, mapped with GPS.
4. TraxItAll (iPhone) – If you are one of the millions of people around the globe who has trouble following through on the goals they have set for themselves, then TraxItAll is here to offer some help. Not only does the app boast an easy-to-use and innovative interface, but it is an incredible way to identify goals, set priorities, and then track your progress as you set out to accomplish those goals and fulfill those priorities.
5. iCounselor: OCD (iPhone)- this app boasts incredible functionality as it offers information on obsessive-compulsive disorder and also helps user learn about and practice skills that will help them resist their compulsions. This app shouldn’t replace professional help. It’s simple, it’s easy to navigate, and it’s a resource that is using technology to combat the issue, and for that they deserve to be applauded.
6. Take a Break ( Android or iPhone) guided meditations for stress relief. Listen to a seven-minute Work Break or 13-minute Stress Relief recording with or without music or nature sounds.
7. BellyBio Interactive Breathing (iPhone) – Wonderful biofeedback device that monitors your breathing and plays sounds reminiscent of ocean waves when you relax. Great for anxiety and stress.
What is your favorite application?
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