You can find a mobile or tablet app for almost anything today, and since almost every one is attached to a smartphone, tablet, or computer, it’s no wonder mobile apps are flourishing in all categories—even in the area of mental health.
Today, you can find apps that help calm anxiety, help us cope with a traumatic event, help create positive activity, or even help you relax and sleep at night.
Here are some of the Top Mental Health Apps for your iPhone, Android, or Windows smart phone:
Relax & Sleep Well by Glenn Harrold: A Relaxation Self-Hypnosis Meditation (Available for iPhone & Android)
Relax and Sleep Well is a hypnosis recording by the UK’s best selling self-help audio author Glenn Harrold. Available as a free version, as well as an extended version. The free recording will help you alleviate stress and anxiety to help you sleep well at night. By listening to the 27-minute hypnotherapy session individuals will take a relaxing journey into the deepest levels of self-hypnosis. The sounds of the subtle background soundscapes and Glenn’s soothing voice help listeners connect with a deep feeling of relaxation.
Cost: Free (or Relax & Sleep Well Extended for $6.99)
MindShift (Available for iPhone & Android)
MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. This app was developed to help individuals learn how to relax and develop new, helpful ways of thinking. It also helps teens, adolescents, and adults identify active steps that will help take charge of their everyday anxiety (Test Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Performance Anxiety, Panic, Conflict, etc.)
Positive Activity Jackpot (Available for Android)
Positive Activity Jackpot (PAJ) is an app that is designed to help individuals accomplish positive activities on a daily basis. PAJ and similar resources have been found to help individuals with depression, self-harming behaviors, and more. This app allows users to have full control over selecting from a total of 376+ possible activities and can even randomly suggest positive activities for users.
Take a Break! Guided Meditations for Stress Relief (Available for iPhone & Android)
Take time to step back and let your stress slip away. With the Take a Break! app individuals are led by creators Mary Madduz, MS, HTP and Richard Maddux on a relaxing meditation. With this app, individuals can listen to relaxing audios for a “work break relaxation,” “stress relief relaxation,” get support from the Meditation Oasis website and listen to calming nature sounds.
OPERATION REACH OUT (Available for iPhone & Android)
OPERATION REACH OUT encourages individuals with suicidal thoughts to reach out to people for help. This app provides a personal contact help center for individuals to call, activities to help those who are depressed stay connected with others, as well as helpful videos.
Operation Reach Out is part of MCA-D’s and was designed in effort to provide timely and effective support and guidance for military families.
Want more ideas for great Mental Health apps? Check out the Top 10 Free Mental Health Apps from PsychCentral.