Self Help Phone Apps

Self Help Resources for Mental Health Problems

Mental health apps can be an effective self-guided way of easing distress. If you are looking for a way to improve your emotional, behavioral, or mental health, please see below for a variety of phone apps and audio clips that may help.

7 Cups: Anxiety & Stress Chat

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Feeling worried, sad, stressed or lonely? Need to talk to someone? Download 7 Cups now for free, anonymous emotional support & counseling from trained active listeners. Easy to use text chat. Real listeners available for you 24/7.

Apple  |  Android

A Friend Asks

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Would you know how to respond if you recognized your friend may be thinking about suicide? This app provides users access to the warning signs, do’s and don’ts, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Apple | Android

Calm

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Experience lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music.

Apple | Android

Headspace

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Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from stress management and anxiety management to sleep, personal growth, and mind-body health.

Apple | Android

Insight Meditation Timer

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Guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers. Music tracks from world-renowned artists.

Apple | Android

Liberate Meditation

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Provides meditation and talks designed for the BIPOC experience. 

Apple

My3

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Stay connected to your network when you are in a time of crisis with MY3. This app helps users define their network, and a plan to stay safe.

Apple  |  Android

Pranayama Free

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Engineered to teach your body how to breathe properly. By training your lungs to breathe at their full capacity, you could experience a ton of health benefits.

Apple  |  Android

PTSD Coach

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Provides education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.

Apple  |  Android

Virtual Hope Box

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Contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Counselors can assist students to personalize the VHB content according to their specific needs.

Apple  |  Android

Whats Up App

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Provides CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress and more.

Apple  |  Android