While exercise, meditation, and healthy eating can all impact mental health, there are certainly better apps for mental health issues out there.
Cutting through the noise to find the good ones
EleFriends by Mind
EleFriends is an app created by the mental health charity Mind. It’s goal is to offer online access to peer support for those who can’t find it in them to go see a therapist or call someone. This is often the case for socially isolated people or even just very busy people.
The app has over 13,000 downloads and allows a safe platform to discuss mental health. This gives individuals that feel alone and misunderstood to connect with others.
Catch It is an app that helps you track your mood and triggers through journaling. First, it asks for your mood, giving you the option of depression, anxiety, anger, etc. Then, it asks how strong the mood was (weak to intense), when it happened, and where it happened. It gives you the chance to record your thoughts in the moment and after you’ve reflected on it.
This is a great way to try and identify your particular triggers for anxiety, depression, and other substantial emotions.
Apps can be useful tools, but can’t replace a professional
Apps for mental health are a fantastic idea. They can help teach us ways to calm down and even help identify areas to work on. What they can’t do is replace a real therapist or psychiatrist.
While they can be a useful tool to use alongside therapy, an app isn’t going to solve your mental health issues. It’s important to seek out a professional for worrisome behavior or mental health struggles.
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