There are a variety of free mobile apps available, providing information around depression, anxiety management, coping skills, wellness techniques and more. Consider adding some of these apps to your device for quick, convenient access to vital resources and information.
Have you ever had a friend in crisis who needed your support but you weren’t certain where to begin? Or are you in need of support yourself? In collaboration with the designers of the Reach Out app and with the JED Foundation programming for prevention of suicide, the CIM Here to Help app provides immediate access to support, guidance and emergency contacts on campus and beyond.
An app based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which aims to help you live with unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and impulses without avoiding them or being controlled by them. In ACT, you are encouraged to commit to actions so that you can live your life by your value, even in the face of these unpleasant experiences. The app offers exercises, tools, information, and tracking logs so you can practice what you're learning in your daily life.
AIMS (Anger & Irritability Management Skills)
An app designed for veterans and military service members, but it can be used by anyone coping with anger problems. AIMS provides users with education about anger, opportunities for finding support, the ability to create an anger management plan, anger tracking, and tools to help manage angry reactions. Users can also create custom tools based on their preferences, and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music. AIMS was created by the National Center for PTSD and Mental Health Services at the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with this app's guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. Calm is recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts.
An app based on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia that teaches proven strategies for helping you improve your sleep. The app provides a structured program for learning about sleep, developing positive sleep routines and improving your sleep environment.
COVID Coach is designed to help you build resilience, manage stress, and increase your well-being during this crisis. The app helps you connect to important resources for coping and adapting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Customized tools are available to help you cope with stress, stay well, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected.
Headspace is your guide to mindfulness for your everyday life. Learn meditation and mindfulness skills from world-class experts, and choose from hundred of guided meditations on everything, from managing stress and anxiety to sleep, focus, and mind-body health.
Help Kids Cope
An app designed to assist parents in talking to their children about disaster experiences. The app provides information on how to explain, prepare, respond, and heal from ten different types of disasters. It also provides guidance on how to support children when they are coping and reacting to disasters
Created by the National Center for PTSD, this is an app designed to help you bring mindfulness practices into your daily life. It offers guided meditation exercises, educational material, and a log for tracking your mindfulness practice.
MoodTools is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery. This app contains several different research supported tools including a Thought Diary, Activities, a Safety Plan, Information, Tests, and Videos.
An app designed for service members, veterans and trauma survivors who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD. This app provides educational material, interactive tools, assessments to track symptoms over time, and important resources. It was developed by the National Center for PTSD and the Center for Telehealth and Technology.
Self-Help for Anxiety Management
SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. The app contains established methods of self-help combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource. The app contains information about anxiety, Thinking and anxiety, Physical relaxation, Mental relaxation, and Health and Anxiety.
Suicide Safety Plan
Suicidal thoughts can seem like they will last forever- but these thoughts and feelings pass with time. This app is designed to support those dealing with suicidal thoughts and help prevent suicide.
Virtual Hope Box
This app contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction and positive thinking. Patients can use VHB to store a variety of rich multimedia content that they find personally supportive in times of need.