9 Apps That Can Help You Face Mental Health Challenges

People who struggle with mental health never know when they will have a good day or when they will have a bad day. From panic attacks to manic episodes, mental illnesses can strike hard, even during times when you think you’re handling things well. You could be having a wonderful week where you feel almost fully like yourself, and then you could wake up one morning and not be able to get out of bed. For all the times when you are physically debilitated by your mental illness, when you’re paralyzed by fear, when you’re unable to get off the subway, even though you passed your stop fifteen minutes ago – here are some apps you can download that can help you cope in those rough moments.

  1. Optimism: This app helps you track and manage your health. The app aims to help people with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD monitor their mental health strategies. This app can help you learn what your triggers are and you can create a wellness plan for the future.
  2. Relax Now: This app uses recordings from a qualified hypnotherapist to help you relax and find inner peace. You can customize your background music and watch any of their nine therapeutic videos. 
  3. Relax Melodies: This simple free app allows you to create custom relaxing tones. This app is great for creating your own white noise when you are trying to get work done, sleep, or just relax. 
  4. Relax Lite: This app claims stress relief in five minutes. Using guided meditation and breathing exercises, it  promotes relaxation and stress management. This app has an in-app purchase feature with longer and more advanced breathing sessions. 
  5. Sworkit: This app (which was featured on Shark Tank), creates personalized workouts for you – you can choose between strength, yoga, and stretching. Exercise has been a proven method of stress reduction. Yoga and stretching can help calm you down. 
  6. Daily Yoga: This app has over fifty unique exercises accompanied by videos, soothing music, and a live voice guide. It also  also keeps track of your activity, so you can see how much yoga you’re doing. 
  7. Calm: This app focuses on simple mindfulness and multiple guided meditation programs. However much or little time you have, you can find a meditation session to fit your schedule. 
  8. Pacifica: This app is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and uses holistic tools to help with your mental health. The app promises no quick-fixes, but real progress one day at a time. 
  9. 7 Cups: This app offers free confidential emotional support with trained active listeners. Available anytime, anyday, these listeners can be there for you to vent to, to help you work through things, or to support you through tough times.


We hope this list of mental health apps will help you find some peace – whether that is through better sleep or having someone to talk to, we truly want you to find success in dealing with your mental health.
Are there any apps that have helped you with your mental health? Let us know in the comments below!

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