TOP FREE APPS:
Breathe2Relax is an app developed for stress management. It walks users through breathing exercises that help to reduce stress, stabilize mood, control anger, and manage anxiety. The app's developers note that it can be used on its own to help reduce stress or in combination with other therapies.
Optimism is a family of applications that focus on self-tracking as a tool for coping with mental illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and PTSD. The app helps users detect patterns in their mood, creating a way to identify triggers and other things that affect their mental health.Users can create a customizable wellness plan to chart their coping mechanisms, and this can be updated as they come to have a deeper understanding of what they need to tackle their mental illness.
Mindshift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. The app will help you learn to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies on how to deal with everyday anxiety as well as specific tools to tackle: test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, worry, panic and conflict.
Smiling Mind is an app specifically targeting young people overwhelmed with stress, anxiety or depression. developed by psychologists with special training in adolescent therapy, the app helps teach young people about mindfulness meditation.
Pacifica attempts to break the cycle of thoughts evoked by stress, anxiety and depression through tools that target each of its components. Day-by-day, you'll learn how to manage stress, anxiety and depression at your own pace. Pacifica isn't about quick fixes or false promises, it's about real progress, one day at a time. This app was featured as #1 for Buzzfeed's Amazing Apps for Anyone Living with Anxiety. They have different groups you can join to connect with others and discuss similar sources of stress.
TOP $ APPS:
Headspace is meditation made simple. Their app involves a free TAKE10 'programme' to test the waters. Their "10 Minutes a Day" mediation is just a start. Upon completion Take10, you can subscribe to unlock more aspects of your personal journey as well as access hundreds of hours of original meditations including guided and unguided lessons ranging from 2 to 60 minutes. Find more information at: https://www.headspace.com/.
The Cost: $12.99/month, $94.99/year
AmWell is an app you can use from your phone, tablet or computer connecting you with board-certified doctors. amwell allows you to enroll, choose your doctor and see/speak with a doctor within 24 hours of your inquiry. you can see a physician, therapist or dietitian anywhere at anytime. Insurance coverage varies. prescriptions available for over-the-counter medication depending on the state. Find more information at: https://www.amwell.com/.
The Cost: $49 or less per physician visit, $95 or less per therapist visit, $25 or less per dietitian visit
With over 300 licensed therapists, Talkspace is an online therapy and counseling app. the app connects you with a licensed therapist available for on-demand, private text-therapy anywhere at anytime. anyone can start with a free consultation where they chat with a matching agent who will answer any questions and ultimately match someone to a therapist based on several factors. members will have access to their therapist through a private and secure room where they can discuss their lives, ask questions and raise troubling issues. Find more information at: https://talkspace.com/.
The Cost: $25 per week paid monthly, this pricing plan is the most popular and 80% lower than the average co-pay for traditional, in-office therapy appointments that are only one hour long adn twice a month.
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Code Blue is designed to provide teenagers struggling from depression or bullying with support when they need it. Users can choose several contacts to be part of their support group. With just a few taps, the app will alert the support group that the user needs immediate help. Members of the support group can then text or call the user. The app can also share the user’s location with the support group, and members can indicate that they are on their way to see the user in person.