Depression & Anxiety Apps

Depression and anxiety affect everyone differently. Whether you’re experiencing deep depression, loneliness, grief, or extreme stress that’s impacting your mental health, it’s important to have easy access to help when you need it. Mobile apps give people and clinicians another option to interact and engage in activities to improve their condition and provide a valuable additional option for tackling depressive symptoms. No insurance, traveling, or appointments are necessary. Discretion and convenience are key.

Below are some of the top current depression & anxiety focused apps. They are suggested as supplemental resources and do not replace professional, medical mental-health advice.

Apps & Links for Depression

When you join BetterHelp, our goal is to provide you with a personalized therapist match that is tailored to your preferences and needs. All of our therapists are licensed and accredited professionals that are skilled in treating challenges like anxiety and depression. BetterHelp offers you a similar quality of therapy to what you’d find with an in-office therapist, but from the comfort of your home.

Mooditude is a complete program in your palm for beating and building resilience to depression and anxiety. It helps you identify and fix thinking distortions with 9+ CBT exercises. The app has features that help one build positive habits and routines, e.g., wake up at the regular time, make the bed, etc. Additionally, Mooditude teaches vital skills related to coping activities, self-care, communication, relationships, etc. which build resilience.

MoodKit is a one-of-a-kind app designed to help you apply effective strategies of professional psychology to your everyday life! With four integrated tools, MoodKit helps you to take action to improve your life and feel better by changing how you think. Additionally, one can rate & chart their mood to monitor progress and develop self-awareness & healthy attitudes.

Depending on your therapy goals, your Talkspace therapist will help you process thoughts and feelings, understand your motivations, develop coping strategies, and more. You’ll connect through live sessions, ongoing messaging, or both.

You know you best. Pick a path for the moment. Easily find the strategies and resources you need, day or night. With Sanvello coping tools in your pocket, managing symptoms and tracking your progress is easy. Introduce yourself to an ecosystem of clinically validated techniques for feeling better. A whole new understanding of your personal challenges and goals awaits.

Deprexis enters into a virtual dialogue with you in order to help you assess your own situation and find effective ways of coping and feeling better. Using simple, scientifically validated questionnaires, you can track and review your mood and your symptoms regularly. Depending on the course of your symptoms over time, you will receive graphic feedback and practical tips that can help you feel better.

Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. Moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practice skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. Moodgym provides training in cognitive behaviour therapy, and consists of five interactive modules which are completed in order. These include information, interactive exercises, workbooks to record thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and quizzes with personalized feedback.

Apps for Anxiety

Built on the foundations of cognitive science, ‘Worry Watch’ app helps you manage anxiety and mood using: Guided Anxiety Journaling, Guided Coping Techniques, Guided Mood Check-In & Guided Positive Reinforcements.

Relax quickly and stop the “Anxiety-Worry Spiral”. A unique approach, the app features guided breathing meditations and guided journaling with topics to write on and think about during the day. At Ease is intended to make deep and lasting change rather than applying a temporary “band aid”. You can experience immediate relief using the guided breathing meditations, and realize long term benefits using the program regularly over time.

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool, a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a window with a million dollar view. Enjoy beautiful timelapse views with relaxing ambient soundtracks. Perfect for your desk, night stand, flat panel, or Apple TV. Includes weather, alarm clock, wake to music, sleep timer, and more.

This is a resource app for you to share with your child to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence. Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out!

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

Regarding Apps & Privacy

When choosing an online therapy provider, we recommend that you read the company’s privacy guidelines before you sign up to better understand whether it is HIPAA-compliant and whether it shares any private information with third parties. Understand what user health information online therapy providers collect and what they do with that information.