Tools & Resources: Apps

Looking for helpful mental health apps? Below are apps that we think are great but we want your opinion too! You can rate apps overall, their ease of use, effectiveness and let us know how likely you are to recommend them.

Please note that these apps are not meant to diagnose anyone, only a doctor can do that. If you need immediate help, please call 911.

 

Optimism
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Optimism is a customizable tool that charts your moods, tracks various types of mental illness (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD) as well as sleep, triggers, symptoms, and coping strategies.

Availability: iOS, online, downloads for Mac and Windows. | Cost: Free

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Unstuck
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Unstuck is an app and interactive online tool that helps you figure out what you’re feeling, thinking and doing, it gets to the root of a problem, shows how to take action, and offers personalized tools!

Availability: iOS, Android, online | Cost: Free

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Booster Buddy
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Booster Buddy is specifically made for teens and young adults in which your sidekick guides you through daily quests. It’s designed to establish and sustain positive habits for mental health.

Availability: iOS, Android | Cost: Free

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HealthyMinds
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HealthyMinds is a problem-solving tool that helps with stress and emotions, has a mood tracker, activities, journal, and is specifically made for students.

Availability: iOS, Android | Cost: Free

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SuperBetter
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SuperBetter builds resilience, is customized, looks at physical, emotional, social and mental wellbeing, integrates healthy eating, sleeping and fitness into challenges, and is a game of quests!

Availability: iOS, Android, online | Cost: Free

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MindShift
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MindShift helps with different types of anxiety, how we approach it, how to deal with it, has tools to help, mindfulness, and is specifically made for teens and young adults.

Availability: iOS, Android | Cost: Free

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SAM
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SAM is a self-help anxiety management app that includes monitoring, guidance, self-help exercises, physical and mental relaxation, and a closed social network.

Availability: iOS, Android | Cost: Free

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TruReach
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TruReach has cognitive behavioural therapy lessons (that are quick, easy to follow and interesting to watch), a well-structured thought journal, and tracks your progress.

Availability: iOS, Android | Cost: Free

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Rise Up + Recover
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Rise Up + Recover is an eating disorder monitoring and management tool where you can log meals, emotions, behaviours, set custom reminders, export PDF summaries and more.

Availability: iOS, Android | Cost: Free

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thinkFull
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thinkFull helps manage stress, has personalized tips, coping strategies, and is for mental wellness.

Availability: iOS (and maybe Android if successful) | Cost: Free

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Pacifica
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Pacifica provides daily tools for stress and anxiety (such as a mood tracker, daily goals and relaxation techniques), is based on CBT and meditation, and has a supportive community.

Availability: iOS, Android, online | Cost: Free (with optional in-app purchases)

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Stop, Breathe & Think
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Stop, Breathe & Think guides you through meditation, show how to develop and apply mindfulness, kindness and compassion, and tracks your progress.

Availability: iOS, Android, online, Slack, Kik | Cost: Free (with optional in-app purchases)

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Fabulous: Motivate Me!
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Fabulous: Motivate Me! builds healthy routines through a holistic approach, is customized, integrates healthy eating, sleeping and fitness, including meditation for breathing and mindfulness. It also helps with concentration and happiness.

Availability: Android, iOS coming soon | Cost: Free (with optional in-app purchases)

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Flowy
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Flowy helps handle anxiety and panic attacks through controlled breathing in the form of a game!

Availability: iOS, Android | Cost: Free

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What's Up?
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What’s Up? uses CBT and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, etc. It includes a diary, habit tracker, catastrophe scale, grounding game, breathing techniques and more!

Availability: iOSAndroid | Cost: Free

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