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Mental Health & Wellness Applications (apps)

Disclaimer: The following Apps are being provided for informational purposes only. UCS does not endorse any of the apps listed. The information provided on the app is not intended to replace professional help from a licensed clinician. These apps are not meant to be a cure, treatment, or prevention of any mental health issues. UCS is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of the content of linked pages.

Academics

myHomework Student Planner
User can convert traditionally written list and schedules into digital ones; can keep track of assignments and utilize reminders for study time

Productive
Helps user manage to-do lists, set goals and routines, and track progress; offers user help to break negative habits and form new, healthier habits; user can specify what time they want to work on specific activities and how often; tracker for streaks and progress

Anxiety

Breathe2Relax
Created by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology; stress management tool; teaches diaphragmatic breathing; features videos, reading materials, and ways for users to track their progress

Happify
Uses positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy; uses engaging activities and games to reduce stress and anxiety, stop negative thoughts, building optimism and mindfulness, and gain confidence and self-esteem

Panic Relief – Stop Anxiety Now
Provides users with instant support and tools to deal with panic, stress and anxiety; based on cognitive behavioral therapy; short animations: guides user through sensations associated with panic

Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)
25 different self-help techniques; users can build their own 24-hour anxiety toolkit

Depression

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker
Designed for people with bipolar disorder; mood tracker to track mood, sleep, medications, and other symptoms; creates graphs and charts to track trends so users can see their mood changes on a color-coded monthly calendar

MoodKit – Mood Improvement Tools
Cognitive behavioral techniques; uses four core tools to engage in mood-enhancing activities, identify and change unhealthy thinking, rate and chart mood over time, and create journal entries to promote well-being

MoodPrism
Helps user learn about their mood through daily mood reports in colorful summaries; provides feedback on a person’s emotional health as it fluctuates over time and links to mental health resources

MyPossibleSelf – The Mental Health App
Interactive tools and coping strategies, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques; includes toolkits, tags, mood trackers, visual and audio exercises, insights, journals, and motivational messages and tips

Finances

Mint
Budget, bills, and finance tracker allows user to budget their weeks and days.

Wally
User can set monthly spending or save for specific goals; track their budget, spending, cash flow in real-time; schedule bill and other payment reminders.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Calm - Meditation and Sleep Stories
App can be used for better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety; guided meditation, sleep stories, breathing skills techniques, stretching exercises and relaxing music; reminders and tracking available

Headspace
Users learn meditation and mindfulness; offers vast selection of informational content to help reduce stress, increase focus, and sleep better; daily reminders and progress tracker

Insight Timer
Provides users with more than 100,000 free meditations and music tracks; for anxiety, stress, sleep, focus and concentration, relationships, recovery/addiction; meditations, talks and courses in more than 30 different languages

Smiling Mind
Developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to user’s life with meditation and mindfulness; programs for adults, youth, classroom, workplace and other languages; programs on stress, sleep, attention and concentration, wellbeing, relationships, performance, sport, and mindful eating

Stop Breathe & Think
Mindfulness and meditation app that allows you to develop a personalized mindfulness solution tailored for you; includes over 400+ activities of meditation, breathing, yoga, guided journaling, and more.

PTSD

PTSD Coach
Provides users with education about PTSD, a self-assessment for PTSD, information about professional care, opportunities to find support, and tools to help users manage stresses of daily life with PTSD (e.g., relaxation skills, positive self-talk, anger management, other self-help strategies); designed for Veterans and military Servicemembers who have/may have PTSD

Self-Care

Aura
Users can create daily, simple habits of self-care; guided mediations, relaxation strategies, calming sounds, short stories, and music

Exhale
Emotional well-being app developed for Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC); practices are “soul medicine” and provide refuge and healing; meditate, imagine, breathe, listen, and affirm

Gratitude: Journal, Affirmations & Vision Board
Write journal entries and positive affirmations; create a vision board; focus on goals; and get daily quotes for positive thinking.

HealthyMinds
Uses combination of podcast-style lessons and meditations; focused on four key pillars of wellbeing including awareness, connection, insight, and purpose

Motivation
Stay on track with personal goals, develop new habits, inspirational quotes for positive thinking, and add self-care to your daily routine.

Self-Harm

7 Cups
Free anonymous emotional support by trained active listeners. Chat one on one, access chat rooms, community forums, short mental health videos, and mindfulness exercises. Active listener available 24/7.

Calm Harm
Calm Harm helps you resist or manage urges to self-harm; provides tasks (including distract, comfort; express yourself, release, and breathe) and allows you to track progress and notice change.

Sleep

CBT-i Coach
Designed for people in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for insomnia with a health provider, or for people who experience symptoms of insomnia and want to improve sleep habits; the app helps users learn about sleep, develop positive sleep routines, and improve sleep environments

Slumber – Fall Asleep, Insomnia
Provides user with a collection of relaxing sleep-inducing stories and meditations; has customizable nature sounds and background effects; able to track usage and sleep quality over time

Sleep Time
Provides user with soothing sounds to fall asleep, get detailed sleep analysis, and track sleep habits over time

Pzizz – Sleep, Nap, Focus
Provides user with soothing "dreamscapes" – a mix of music, voiceovers and sound effects designed using the latest clinical research - to help sleep better at night or take power naps during the day; also has a focus module designed to increase focus and concentration, and help user get more work done

Substances

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Based on the book Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Richard Walker; daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for those recovery; works with 12-step program

Quit That! - Habit Tracker
Recovery tool to track and monitor your progress.