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Apps

Anxiety Management

FearTools – Anxiety Aid by Eddie Liu: iOS or Android

This app is evidence-based and designed to aid in combating anxiety. Tools include thought journaling and reframing, exposure techniques, relaxation techniques, and includes an anxiety self-report measure.

MindShift by Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia: iOS or Android

MindShift includes practices to help you relax, activities that encourage you to develop more beneficial ways of thinking, coping strategies around anxiety experiences, and anxiety checklists around certain situations (e.g., test anxiety, social fears, and letting go of perfectionism).

Self-help Anxiety Management by University of the West of EnglandiOS or Android

App includes information related to anxiety and how to better manage anxious experiences. It provides guided relaxation exercises, activities that teach coping techniques and strategies, and an anxiety tracker.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Productive- Habit Tracker by Apalon Apps: iOS or Android

This customizable app helps you build a routine of positive habits by setting personal goals, tracking your progress, and providing reminders when you need to complete something.

Disordered Eating

Recovery Record: Eating Disorder Management by Recovery Record: iOS or Android

This app is intended to aid in the recovery process of an eating disorder, but can also be used if you have body image concerns. This app allows you to record meals, access body-related affirmations, track your process, and customize meal plans and coping tactics. This app can also send progress information to your health providers.

Maintaining Safety & Sexual Assault Recovery

Circleof6 by Tech 4 Good: iOS or Android

This app allows you to program 6 of your trusted friends/families into your circle. If you are ever in a risky situation you can discreetly tap your phone twice and a pre-programmed alert with your location will be sent to your circle. The app also provides access to safety hotlines and an online sexual health resource.

DoD Safe Helpline by Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): iOS or Android

Originally designed for individuals in the military, this app provides tools and support to help individuals manage the short and long-term effects of sexual assault. There is also a feature where users can chat in the Safe HelpRoom with other survivors.

Mood Management

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide by Excel at Life: Android

App includes audio information about depressive symptoms, a depressive symptoms tracker, a cognitive diary, and relaxation and calming exercises.

MoodTools – Depression Aid by MoodTools: iOS or Android

This app was designed for individuals with depressive symptoms, but can be used by everyone. It includes information about depression, activities to help combat depressive symptoms, a thought diary, and a symptoms tracker.

T2 Mood Tracker by T2: iOS or Android

This app allows you to track your mood throughout the day and come to better understand how certain events or experiences may be impacting your mood. It comes pre-loaded with 6 tracking topics but can be customized to meet your needs.

Virtual Hope Box by National Center for Telehealth and Technology: iOS or Android

The Virtual Hope Box provides simple tools to help individuals with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. It can be customized with personal pictures, favorite quotes, music, videos of friends, and more.

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury/Self-Harm

Calm Harm by Stem4: iOS or Android

This app was created based on the principles of Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT). It helps in self-harm recovery by providing tools that “distract,” that implement “comfort” instead of harm, that will help you “express yourself,” and that provide “safe alternatives to self-harm.”

Sleep Aids

Rain Rain Sleep Sounds by Tim Gostony: iOS or Android
Dozens of sleep sounds are available and you can tailor them to make your own sleep soundtrack. This app is helpful if you have trouble relaxing before falling asleep.

Sleep Cycle Alarm: Free for IOS only or Pay for Android
This intelligent alarm tracks your sleep and wakes you during your lightest sleep cycle which aids you in feeling refreshed upon waking. 

Stress Management/Relaxation

Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax by Calm.com, Inc.: iOS or Android

App includes programs to teach you how to meditate through guided imagery and relaxation exercises that aim to lower stress, lessen anxiety, and improve sleep.

FitnessBuilder by PumpOne: iOS or Android

Physical activity has been shown to have positive effects on psychological wellbeing and this app provides helpful exercise tips, workout videos and charts, and an exercise tracker.

Headspace – Meditation by HeadspaceiOS or Android

This app provides a training program that aims to reduce anxiety and build self-compassion utilizing mindfulness and meditative practices in “bite-size” pieces to accommodate a busy life.

Smiling Mind by Smiling Mind: iOS or Android

Mindfulness meditation made easy with this app which provides imaginative wellness practices for different age group and also includes a feeling tracker.

Stop Breathe & Think: Meditate by Tools for PeaceiOS or Android or Web-Based

This app provides meditations and relaxation recommendations based off your current mood. The app’s primary focus is building skills around mindfulness, meditative practices, and building compassion.

Suicide Prevention 

**In the event of an emergency, always call 911**

A Friend Asks by The Jason Foundation: iOS or Android

This app provides information, tools, and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. The app contains information such as warning signs, Dos and Don’ts, and what to do to get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also one click away.

 My3 - Support Network by Mental Health Association of New York City INC: iOS or Android

This app helps you create a plan of safety around your suicidal thoughts and allows you to be able to quickly contact three people you trust during times when you feel concerned for your safety.

 

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