Hey Beauties!! This week we have Robert William who is a fitness trainer here to share his top 10 Apps to help with mental health. With May having been Mental Health Awareness Month, this is a great one to end my mental health series. Don’t worry though, this wont be the last!! I’m here to share with you all my rough edges along the way, it’s just nice to have a little change of subject for a while!!
Top 10 Mental Health Apps
When you are physically hurt, the wounds heal with time, but when you are hurt inside, it takes months or sometimes years to heal. We all face heartbreaks, loss of an important family member, and other traumatic events through the course of life that leave a solid mark on us. If you are not ready to go for therapy or do not have money to spend on your sessions, there is another way out for you. You have your smartphone by your side, and it offers you a myriad of downloadable apps that can assist you in one way or another. We have tried to make your job easier by presenting you with a list of top 10 health apps that can help you heal with time and a little support.
Let’s dive in deeper.
This app was developed by a struggling teenager and her brother for all those teenagers out there. Its logo features a large red button that can also be activated to let your friends, family and other support network know that you need help. It allows you to add up to five trusted contacts. So, when you hit that digital button, it sends a message along with the GPS track location that reads, “Hey, I’m not OK! Please call, text or message.”
- Whats up
This app takes into account the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods in its scope of therapy. These techniques are used to help you cope with depression, anxiety, stress, and, more such health struggles. It features the positive and negative habit trackers that allow you to keep a track of the good habits and break those that are counterproductive. The Get Grounded page is what makes this app stand out from the rest. It contains over 100 questions that allow you to gauge your thinking pattern and teaches you how to stop negative monologues.
- Mind Shift
If you have to deal with anxiety problems every day, this app is a perfect pick for you. It is designed for teenagers and young adults who get the anxious feeling that stress them out and affect their productivity at work and also during the daily mundane tasks. It is like a cheerleader that you carry with you in your pocket. It encourages you to take charge of your own life, live with confidence, fight intense feelings, face every situation with vigor, and develop a positive perspective.
- Self-Help for Anxiety Management
This app, also known as SAM, is ideal if you believe in the fact that self-help is the only way towards complete healing. It allows you to build a 24-hour self-help tool kit that allows you to understand and track your anxious thought patterns that have built over time. With the help of their 25 self-help techniques, you can implement them to overcome all your apprehensive thoughts. You can access the Social Cloud to connect with personalities over the network that can help you build and improve mutually.
- UCSF PRIME
People who struggle with Schizophrenia are most prone to social isolation, even when they have come out free from it. This is the reason why Professor Danielle Schlosser decided to build this app. It connects people all around the globe so that they can grow and heal together. It also lets you log in to the challenge goals that you would like to accomplish in the long run.
Do you always get complaints from your friends, family, or closed circle about your unpredictable moods? If yes, this is your pick.
It is also a perfect choice for those who deal with bipolar disorder. Users can track their depressive thoughts, psychotic symptoms, irritability, and elevated mood and indicate the severity of their symptoms.
It also offers you a color-coded monthly summary report that can be exported to your smartphone. It can be further analyzed to understand the frequency of your mood changes and also specific triggers.
A daily dose of happiness is vital to keep your mental health sane. This app offers you its psychologist-approved training program that allows you to develop a positive outlook. It comes with in-built games that are engaging, activates that will keep you hooked for a long time and gratitude prompts that will help you develop close and true bonds with your inner circle. It trains your brain to block negative thoughts as you see yourself bloom to life. And moreover, it’s free!
MoodTools is designed to support those with clinical depression. It offers helpful videos that can improve your mood and thoughts. It also implements the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles to allow you to analyze your thoughts and ideas, develop a suicide safety plan, and more.
- Rise up and Recover
Rise up and Recover is a unique app that allows you to track your meals and describe how you feel while having them. Food can be a great way to head towards the path of healing. You can export your progress report in a PDF print. So, the next time you feel like bingeing your snacks or skipping a meal, pull out this app from your smartphone.
This app is developed by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology and aims at providing the users with portable stress management tools. It is a perfect pick for those who are suffering from PTSD. It decreases the body’s fight or flight stress response as you take a deep breath and let it out to disperse the stress in thin air.
These apps are a savior. They will help you distress, relax your mind, and promote better sleep. They will not disturb your schedule too. They claim to look after your mental health and well-being and are thus worth giving a try!
Have you heard of these mental health apps?? Or do you use one that’s not on the list?? Let us know down in the comments!! Stay positive beauties!!
Much Love – Mrs Slee-Jones xx
Author Bio – Robert William is a fitness trainer and who loves to train, he is in this industry for the last one decade and wants to see everyone fit and healthy, that is why he shared his knowledge over his blog Fit Territory. He knows mental health is as important as physical health and thus he also promotes good mental health and help clients in getting over from Depression and anxiety.