New apps are launched every day. There is an app for everything, from task management and productivity to games and shopping. With so many apps available, it is no surprise that there are now multiple applications designed to help improve mental health. Whether you struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression or another mental health issue, here are 10 innovative apps that can make it easier for you to cope with the problem.
Designed with soothing music and relaxing background colors and images, Pacifica is an app that can help you track both your overall health and your mood. You can also access meditative and relaxation exercises to help you cope with anxiety attacks.
This app is designed to help people struggling with mental health disorders connect with others dealing with the same issues. Along with giving you access to interactive forums, the app also helps you track your mood and focus on positivity.
Finding the right therapist can be a challenge, and even when you find one, you may want to be able to access him or her during anxiety attacks. Talk Space is an app that connects you with licensed therapists in your area and then allows you to set up weekly chats. You can also speak with your therapist any time you need extra support via video call.
Connecting with people who understand the struggles you are going through is essential for your wellbeing. Talk Life gives you access to carefully-moderated forums where you can chat with peers who can help you develop coping mechanisms.
Being mindful goes a long way towards improving your overall health, as it makes you more conscious of everything from eating to working out. Headspace helps you get into the habit of using “mindful moments” to relax and meditate without taking up a significant portion of your day. Websites such as Vigyaa can also help you understand the impact mindfulness has on your health.
Many people find that playing games is a wonderful way to alleviate stress and anxiety. Happify has several games designed specifically for this purpose, and it also uses quizzes to help you track your daily mood so you can keep tabs on your mental health.
Worry Watch is designed to help you analyze your thought patterns. By giving you quizzes and then allowing you time to reflect on your current mood and situation, this app gives you a better understanding of your mental health triggers.
Music is healing for many people, so Brain.fm utilizes that power to help improve anxiety symptoms. You can also generate playlists to help improve cognition and focus.
Everyone’s mood fluctuates but it is essential to recognize your individual patterns so you know if you are lapsing into depression. Mood Path helps you analyze these patterns so you can recognize signs of depression in time for an intervention.
Life is constantly challenging, but learning to use your struggles to your advantage can drastically improve your psychological wellbeing. SuperBetter is an app designed to help you take challenges such as break-ups, job losses and moves and use them to strengthen your resolve instead or causing stress and anxiety.