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7 Best Mental Health Apps to Help You Care for Your Mind

by Gauri Kolhe

In this era of technology where everybody is busy with their working life, lifestyle, taking care of mental health is little bit difficult. Most of the people reported the symptom of anxiety, stress and depression that affect mental health. Hence some of the mental health apps are aiming to provide mental wellness.

Here are some best mental health apps:                

1. Best Overall: Happify

Happify is Developed by an elite team of mental health practitioners, research scientists and experts. Happify is working on the principle of positive psychology to help user by making them happy, boosting positivity, productivity and developing a sense of well being.

Basically this app gives you a score card based on the initial assessment. After that according to your score you have to choose a “unique happiness” which is based on the six major skills i.e. savor, aspire, give, empathize, revive and thank. This includes the chat with digital coaches, challenges meditations and quizzes.

 You can get a free version and also get additional feature by updating in premium version which cost roughly $15 per month to $140 per year.

2. Best for Mood Tracking: MoodKit

MoodKit APP

Moodkit is another app that helps you to curb negative thoughts and also help you to perform some cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).

Moodkit guide you by make you practice of identifying negative and stress inducing thought and teach you how to overcome these thoughts. This app helps you to do wellness exercise to boost your mood when you feel upset by providing charts and journals by clinicians.

The drawback of this app is focus only on CBT techniques while this app is cost effective as it only cost $5 per month.

3. Best Live: BetterHelp

Better help is mobile therapy app that makes a direct connection with a licensed therapist. After sign in the app, apply for the assessment and after finding a good therapist, he take a few day or just few hours.  

After getting a good doctor you can make appointments for live sessions with therapist through phone call, video call, chat or video conferencing. If you are feeling things not working out with therapist than you can switch to new therapist to any time.

Therapist just gives you a proper counseling instead f medication. This app is more affordable and provides you a 7-day free trial. The app cost about $260 per month, or around $1820 per year.

4. Best for Anxiety: Worry Watch

This app works by tracking your anxiety patterns than analyze and gives you the pie charts and bar graph about panic-inducing tendencies. Worry watch help you to recognize and overcome those worry patterns. This app mainly focuses to the people with the symptoms of anxiety and OCD.

This app roughly cost $4. If you are prone to panic attacks or OCD you might use this app under the guidance of therapists.

5. Best for Mindfulness: Headspace

Headscape app is designed to improving you mindfulness by building a regular meditation. This app has extensive library of guided sessions for every level practitioner in a wide variety of lengths, themes and style. New meditations are added on daily basis.

Children can also use kids version of app named as Headscape for kids.

You can subscribe this app by paying roughly $70 per year or $13 per month after using it free for 14 days free trial.

6. Best Live: BetterHelp

Better help is mobile therapy app that makes a direct connection with a licensed therapist. After sign in the app, apply for the assessment and after finding a good therapist, he take a few day or just few hours.  

After getting a good doctor you can make appointments for live sessions with therapist through phone call, video call, chat or video conferencing. If you are feeling things not working out with therapist than you can switch to new therapist to any time.

Therapist just gives you a proper counseling instead f medication. This app is more affordable and provides you a 7-day free trial. The app cost about $260 per month, or around $1820 per year.

7. Best for DBT: DBT Coach

This app includes many features offered by many other mental health apps especially focused on the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This app offers a comprehensive introduction to DBT concepts and focus to practice some DBT exercises like prioritizing goal, practicing wise mind, adopting non-judgmental perspective and modulation emotional intensity.

This has around 100 easy videos and 200 animations with the access of $12 for a month and around $60 per year.

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