Self Help Apps

There are many Apple and Android apps that can help with anxiety, stress, mindfulness, sleep, and other mental health-related issues. We have collected some of the apps that you may enjoy or find helpful.

    Anxiety Reduction and Stress Management

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    Mindshift

    MindShift uses scientifically proven strategies based on CBT to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety (iPhone/Android)

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    Breathe to Relax

    Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing (iPhone/Android).

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    Stop, Breathe, and Think

    Stop, Breathe & Think is an award winning meditation and mindfulness app that helps you find peace anywhere (iPhone/Android).

  • SAM App for Anxiety

    SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety (iPhone/Android).

  • Stress Relief & Management

    Relax completely with the best anti-stress quotes! Stress is a part of day to day living. We all experience stress & worry sometimes. This helpful FREE app gives you many wise quotes on the topic of stress & anxiety (iPhone).

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    Moodpath: Depression & Anxiety

    Moodpath is your personalized mental health companion. Try it out and find a place to reflect and get information, encouragement, and guidance (iPhone/Android).

  • Sanvello

    Sanvello helps you understand you: Our thoughts, moods, and behaviors all shape how we feel. Sanvello gives you clinically validated techniques to help you manage your moods and thoughts, so you can understand what works for you to feel better (download).


Mindfulness

  • Pocket Meditation Timer

    No matter if you are  a beginner or have practiced meditation for a long time, Meditation Timer can help you focus on meditation without thinking about the time (iPhone).

  • Headspace: Meditation & Sleep

    Headspace is your guide to everyday mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from managing stress and anxiety to sleep, productivity, exercise, and physical health (iPhone/Android).

  • Calm

    Calm is a leading app for meditation and sleep. Join the millions experiencing lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music (iPhone/Android).
  • 10 Percent Happier Meditation

    Want to sleep better, be more mindful, improve your relationships, and become just about ten percent happier? This is the app for you. Our guided meditations, videos, talks, and sleep content will help you build (or boost) your meditation practice, and stick with it. (iPhone/Android)

  • Insight Timer - Meditation App

    Join millions learning to meditate on Insight Timer to help calm the mind, reduce anxiety, manage stress, sleep deeply and improve happiness (iPhone/Android).

  • UCLA Mindful

    With this easy-to-use app, you can practice mindfulness meditation anywhere, anytime with the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (download).

  • Colorfy

    Colorfy is an adult coloring book brought into the digital realm. With a selection of images and mandalas to choose from, or the option to upload your own sketches to color, you can spend hours in a flow state or focused meditation through this app (iPhone/Android).

  • Mindfulness Coach

    The app provides a gradual, self-guided training program designed to help you understand and adopt a simple mindfulness practice. Mindfulness Coach also offers a library of information about mindfulness (iPhone/Android).

  • Waking Up

    Waking Up is a guide to understanding the mind, for the purpose of living a more balanced and fulfilling life. This app offers guided meditations from various schools of thought, insights that can be gained through mindfulness practice, as well as podcasts with leaders in the field (Download).


Mood Concerns

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    T2 Mood Tracker

    Mood Tracker allows users to monitor their moods on six pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being).

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    SuperBetter

    SuperBetter builds resilience - the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of change and difficult challenges. Playing SuperBetter unlocks heroic potential to overcome tough situations and achieve goals that matter most.

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  • Relax Meditation: Guided Mind

    Learning and practicing meditation as an integral part of your day has been proven to increase the overall quality of your life (iPhone/Android).


Substance Use

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    Grounded

    Grounded provides all the tools needed to help users quit weed or take tolerance breaks/ flush the THC out of your system. This app features tools for you to track withdrawal symptoms, log cravings, track length of quit, financial savings, and ways to reward yourself for positive changes. (iPhone/Android).

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    Drinks Meter

    Drinks Meter offers anonymous, objective feedback on your alcohol use and comparison to thousands of people’s drinking habits worldwide (iPhone/Android).

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    Smoke Free

    This app takes a science-backed approach with more than 20 evidence-based techniques to help you quit smoking for good. Log your cravings and get tips for managing them, plus insights into craving patterns and graphs to monitor your overall progression. (iPhone/Android)


Wellness

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    Simply Yoga

    Simply Yoga is your own personal yoga instructor. Each pose is demonstrated by a certified personal trainer, so simply choose your workout length and follow along in the comfort of your own home! (iPhone/Android).

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    Gratitude: Personal Growth & Affirmations Journal

    Being grateful and thankful for all of the blessings you have makes you feel good about yourself. With the Gratitude Journal, you can be grateful everyday by recording things that make you happy. You can also share affirmation quotes that create positive emotions, like joy, love, and contentment, which research shows can undo the grip of negative emotions, like anxiety. (iPhone/ Android)

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    My Fitness Pall

    My Fitness Pal is a multi-use app that helps with fitness, diet, and habit changes. You can track your food intake, create meals and recipes, log exercise and steps, chart your success, and get progress/nutrition report (iPhone/Android)