Mental Health Apps
Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is resource-related, and no official endorsement by Mental Health Association in Delaware for the information presented is intended or should be inferred. Our goal is to provide the community with information and available resources so that each individual can make their own informed decision about what best promotes their own wellness. These apps do not replace professional help.
Aloe Bud is a self-care companion app that encourages users to prioritize self-care through gentle reminders and affirmations. The basic plan is free while all premium features can be unlocked for $5.99.
Bearable helps explain symptoms and makes data shareable with medical professionals. Bearable provides a list of mental health symptoms for the user to identify difficult moods. The app also allows users to track medications, sleep, exercise, food intake and social interactions. For iPhone users, this data can be synced with Apple Health. While the basic version of the app is free, a premium subscription is about $5 per month.
BetterMe is a lifestyle app that provides support through a personalized self-help plan, breathing exercises, daily meditations, sleep stories, calming sounds and an interactive mental health assistant. The basic plan is free while premium plans cost up to $69.99 a year.
Bloom is a meditation, wellness and sleep app that teaches skills on how to manage stress, improve sleep, foster stronger relationships, build better habits and more. The basic plan is free while the premium plan is $59.99 a year.
Calm is a mindfulness app that helps with lowering anxiety and stress and improving sleep. The app provides guided meditations, breathing programs, stretching exercises, Sleep Stories and relaxing music. Calm offers a 7-day free trial with an annual membership for $70 per year.
Daylio Journal is a self-care journal that enables users to track mental health, physical health and more through the goal and mood tracker. The basic plan is free while the premium plans cost up to $29.99 a year.
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide offers CBT-based guides, exercises and tools to help users manage depression. Users complete a questionnaire that identifies their severity of depression and tools to improve stressful thinking. The app is free, however, it is only available for Android users.
Happify is an app that provides games and activities to reduce stress, build resilience and overcome negative thoughts. The user can set goals on the app and track their daily progress. The basic version is free, but to gain full access, the plans start at $14.99 a month.
Headspace is a meditation app for both beginners and experienced users. It provides meditation sessions ranging from 3 to 20 minutes. It also provides courses that instruct users to better cope with cravings, get better sleep and improve mood. There is a monthly fee of $12.99 per month, but there is a student discount for $9.99 a year.
I Am is an app that allows users to pick daily intentions and set reminders for positive affirmations to be delivered throughout the day. The app aims to rewire users’ brains, build self-esteem, empower users and change negative thought patterns through positive affirmations. There is a monthly fee of $2.99, or a yearly subscription of $19.99.
I Am Sober is an accountability app that allows users to track their sobriety, make daily pledges, analyze triggers, get connected to a network of people recovering and share their stories to the community. The basic plan is free while the premium version is $49.99 a year.
Insight Timer is an app that offers a diverse selection of guided meditations and talks from experts, as well as calming music tracks. The basic version is free while the premium version is $59.99 a year.
MindDoc is a monitoring and self-management app that promotes wellbeing by allowing users to log their mental health in real-time, get insights and summaries and access mental health courses and exercises. The basic plan is free while the premium plans start from $24.99.
MindShift CBT is a free app designed for anxiety. It uses psychotherapy techniques to reduce anxiety and tackle other mood disorders. The features include meditations, thought journals and habit tracking.
MoodMission is an app designed to help people who are dealing with stress, anxiety and/or depression. The app recommends “missions” based on how users are feeling. The app includes missions such as breathing exercises, knitting tutorials, physical exercise and thought-based activities. There is a one-time fee of $5.
NOCD is an interactive app where users struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder can get matched with a licensed OCD therapist, schedule live video or text therapy sessions, receive support between sessions and receive a personalized therapy plan. Users can start with a free call to discuss their best options. There are different payment plans and the app accepts over 30 types of insurance.
PTSD Coach is a free app that aims to help those with PTSD receive the help they need. This app is available in a number of different languages and is available online. Both the app and website offer tools to help mitigate PTSD symptoms, change destructive behaviors and practice self-care. The app tracks symptoms and progress, and helps users get professional support. It even provides calming sounds and landscapes to help combat stress.
Recovery Record is a free app for anyone recovering from an eating disorder. The app tracks daily progress and helps achieve goals. The app also includes a food diary (to track food, thoughts and feelings during meals), daily affirmations, coping tactics, goal setting and more.
Reflectly is a journal utilizing artificial intelligence that allows users to reflect upon their daily thoughts and emotions and provides personalized motivation and prompts. The basic plan is free while the premium plan is $59.99 a year.
Sanvello is an app that provides cognitive behavioral therapy tools to help treat mild to moderate anxiety and depression. It teaches mindfulness skills and provides mood and health tracking tools that can be used to improve mental and physical health. The basic version is free while the premium version is $9.
Shine is a female-focused, self-care app that aims to help users “rest, heal and grow through difficulty.” Its focus is self-improvement, and it delivers motivational messages through text and audio. Shine also offers an inclusive community so you can connect with other members at any time. It costs $65 per year.
Stoic is a mental health tracker for journaling, meditations, mood tracking and reflections. It aims to teach users how to be more happy and productive. The basic version is free while the premium version is $37.99 a year.
Talkspace allows the user to directly work with a mental health professional, and provides 24/7 access to treatment. There is a chatroom feature and an option to schedule video sessions with a therapist. There is a monthly subscription starting at $65 a week.
Todoist is an app designed to help users get tasks into one place, organize them and set reminders for when they need to be done. Users can organize tasks by type, in order of importance or in a custom way. Todoist also allows users to color code tasks. Tasks can also be shared with family members, friends or co-workers. This tool may help people with ADHD and/or busy schedules refocus their mind on the task at hand. While the basic version is free, a premium subscription costs about $3 per month.
Wysa is an emotionally intelligent chatbot that utilizes both AI-guided listening and professional expert support to offer users support and tools. The basic plan is free while the Wysa Premium (access to tools) is $99.99 a year, and Wysa Premium Plus (access to tools and coaches) is $99.99 per month.