What are the best Mental Health Apps?

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    #1Calm Harm

    Calm Harm

    Developed by Dr. Nihara Krause, a consultant clinical psychologist, the app is based on Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (or DBT) which provides the user tasks on how to help, manage, or resist the urge to self-harm. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Anna Foster
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "I once read about this on twitter from a fellow student, i looked at their website and they seem to target the youth like me. And I am actually diagnosed as bipolar, and this mental health app has definitely helped me with my self harm urges. If you're also struggling like I am, i suggest this app as an aid for mental health therapy. Although do not be completely dependent on it because therapy is still the best solution. They also have cute art so its a huge plus for me. I definitely love this app. "
  2. 11

    #2AnxietyCoach

    AnxietyCoach

    AnxietyCoach, is CBT based, made by Mayo Clinic. A comprehensive self-help tool that can aid in reducing a wide variety of fears and worries caused by anxieties. It can help list moods, fears, and assist in mastering your fear via their personalized activities. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Frances Andrews
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "i kinda found this mental health app online and assumed that since it was by mayo clinic it would be great. Well, the methods they used are scientifically proven that even my psych approves of it. Just maybe make the app run a bit smoother. but all in all, i like the app just because it is scientifically proven. :) "
  3. 10

    #3PTSD Coach

    PTSD Coach

    PTSD Coach is a free app designed for people who have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  This application aides its users by giving them information about this mental health condition and how to effectively manage it. 



    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Donna Cooper
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "I suggested this app to my husband since he is a veteran for the US. He's had lesser nights of crying, and his PTSD has improved a bit according to the psychiatrists. I guess this works as an aid for therapy indeed. "
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    #4What's Up?

    What's Up?

    This app will help you cope with most common mental health problems like depression, anxiety, anger and stress. It uses CBT and ACT methods which will make you feel better by expressing your feelings and answering simple questions. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Wood
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "kinda enjoyed this a bit? This has really helped me calmed down in a lot of scenarios. The way they let you keep a diary in the app is amazing too. I like how well the research team did their job in this app. "
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    #5Talkspace

    Talkspace

    Talkspace is an on-demand online therapy app that connects you with licensed therapists. Get help with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, PTSD, eating disorders and much more.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Lucy Yang
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "it's like therapy but online so you still end up paying. I like this just because it makes therapy accessible for million others who don't have enough time in their busy schedule to pay a visit to a therapist. So this has helped me a lot. still cheaper than actually going to a therapist. =)) "
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    #6Woebot

    Woebot

    Woebot was created by Alison Darcy, a clinical psychologist from Stanford University. It was based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps people acknowledge and examine how they would react to challenging situations. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Raúl Palma
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "THIS ROBOT IS AMUSING. I was really skeptical at first coz well, it's a robot . how smart and annoying could they get? but at some point, woebot felt like s/he was saying things in a personal level, like it was all personalized. I really appreciate having someone to talk to who doesn't fully understands me but would still listen. S/He has been really great addition to the mental health apps on my iphone. "
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    #7Insight Timer

    Insight Timer

    Insight Timer is a free meditation app where the user will be able to conduct guided meditations led by meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists, and professors from Stanford, Harvard, Oxford, and more. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Aaron Bell
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "Im not that fond of just having music, but hey this app has helped with my insomnia! like really, the music, the suggestions, the meditations, i'm getting good music now! specially since i'm a student that needs my sleep as much as i could while rushing my school works. i hoooope this would actually be good for my mental health in the long run. :D"
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    #8Calm

    Calm

    This app includes guided meditation sessions of different lengths that will help users calm anxiety, manage stress, get deep sleep. Developed by Calm.com, Inc., this app is compatible with Android and iOS devices, along with a web version. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Elizabeth Peña
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "despite being one of the most downloaded mental health apps out there, I guess this one isn't really that great. Just because it's not free and as a student, I cannot afford it yet. =))) But I managed to try the free trial version on the web and it seems fine. :) helps with the meditation part. nice voice. "

Summary

Best What are the best Mental Health Apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Calm HarmApps 18 Free
2AnxietyCoachApps 11 Paid
3PTSD CoachApps 10 Free
4What's Up?Apps 4 Free
5TalkspaceApps 2 Free
6WoebotApps 2 Free
7Insight Timer Apps 1 Free
8CalmApps 1 Free
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