Self-Help Apps

General Health

Pocket Yoga: Practice yoga anywhere at anytime

Nike Training Club: Fully loaded with more than 100 workouts, clear audio and visual guidance from experts for every move, plus plans to help you get fitter, faster, and stronger than ever

Fitbit Coach: This personalized training app gives you access to unlimited adaptive video workouts and audio coaching

MyFitnessPal: Free online calorie counter and diet plan. Lose weight by tracking your caloric intake quickly and easily. Find nutrition facts for over 2 million foods.

7 Minute Workout: The 7 Minute Workout app is the No. 1 fitness app in 127 countries. Become your own personal trainer to lose weight and get fit with fast, simple daily workouts.

Mood

T2 mood tracker: This mobile application allows users to monitor and track emotional health. Originally developed as a tool for service members to easily record and review their behavior changes, particularly after combat deployments, it has now become popular with civilian users around the world.

The app records a range of emotions for anxiety, depression, head injury, stress, and post-traumatic stress as well as a user’s general well-being. Users can also create items to track their progress in unique areas. The saved results are displayed in an easy-to-understand graph. The data is saved in a graphical or spreadsheet file that can be transferred by email or other wireless connection.

Moodnotes thought journal/mood diary: Capture your mood and improve your thinking habits through an innovative approach to journaling. Moodnotes empowers you to track your mood over time, avoid common thinking traps, and develop perspectives associated with increased happiness and well-being.

Anxiety

MindShift™: This app helps users learn to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify steps that will help them take charge of their anxiety. It includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle:

  • Making sleep count
  • Riding out intense emotions
  • Test anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Social anxiety
  • Performance anxiety
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Conflict

Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach: This self-help tool assists people in reducing a variety of fears and worries ranging from extreme shyness to obsessions and compulsions. Unlike other self-help apps, Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach helps people conquer their fears by guiding them through a series of confidence-building exercises while simultaneously tracking anxiety levels in real time and gauging their progress.

Features of the Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach include:

  • Short self-test to measure the severity of fears and worries
  • Ability to design a personal plan to target individual fears and worries
  • Library of more than 500 activities that people have found to help master a variety of fears and worries, including social anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, specific fears, separation anxiety, panic attacks, trauma-related anxiety, and general worries
  • Track anxiety while challenging fears and worries in real-life situations
  • Record and view progress
  • Tools to learn about when anxiety becomes a problem and how to seek treatment

The Anxiety Guy Audio Podcasts: Dennis Simsek, the founder and host of The Anxiety Guy, shares his knowledge and experience on the causes of anxiety, as well as the best options for people going through these life challenges.

Mindfulness

Headspace: Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more, and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. It teaches users the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

Simple Habit: This is a meditation app for busy people. Meditate for just 5 minutes a day to reduce stress, improve focus, sleep better, relax faster, breathe easier, and more.

Mindfulness Daily: A complete set of tools makes it easy to fit meditation into your daily routine to get benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety, better sleep, managed pain, and increased performance.

Breathing

Breathe: This app guides you through a series of deep breaths, and it reminds you to take time to breathe every day. Choose how long you want to breathe, then let the animation and gentle taps help you focus.

Sleep

Sleep Cycle: Waking up easy is all about timing. Sleep Cycle alarm clock tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up during light sleep. Waking up during light sleep feels like waking up naturally rested without an alarm clock.

Calm: Calm is the No. 1 app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy, and peace to your daily life. Join the millions experiencing less anxiety and better sleep with the app’s guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs and relaxing music.

Pzizz: Sleep at the push of a button! Fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed. Now with “Focus” too!

PTSD

PTSD Coach: Designed for those who have, or may have, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this app provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. You can customize tools based on your preferences and integrate your own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not.

PTSD Coach was created by Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

Self-Assessment

Previdence: An evaluation tool that allows individuals to assess themselves or others for depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol, and suicidal issues. It gives recommendations to help with any issues at hand. The app allows individuals to monitor progress over time.