Top 5 apps for managing your mental health

Health, Apps, Kettle Mag, Sophia Bi, Rebekah Chaplin, Depression, Mental Health,
Written by Sophia Bi

Depression can cause both physical and emotional effects and it can happen to anybody at any time. You can be happy one minute and then suddenly feel a lot of sadness the next, the worst bit is when you withdraw from the things you enjoy doing day to day. If you’re dealing with depression, you’re certainly not alone and you will be amazed to know that there are a lot of mobile apps that can help you deal with this.

1) Depression CBT Self-Help Guide

With over 467 ratings, this free app is a self-help guide for anyone suffering from depression. It helps manage your stress, understand the causes of depression and explains self- help behaviours you can adopt to ease your symptoms. It has plenty of audio tracks to help you meditate and relax, lets you read articles about cognitive behavioural therapy and includes a feature that can measure the strictness of your depression.

2) Positive Thinking

This free app has over 749 ratings and it just what you need when you can’t seem to think positive and feeling low. Over a wide range of inspirational quotes and encouraging thoughts, this app is presented in an appealing interface. It also lets you share and upload your own positive messages to others onto the apps list.

3) Depression Inventory

If you find your emotions all over the place and keeping track of your depression symptoms confusing, then this app if just for you. This app allows you to keep your thoughts and feelings organised by managing a simple questionnaire and rating your symptoms each week to see if they’re improving or staying the same.

4) NIH Depression Info

If you don’t feel confident going to a GP every time you’re unsure about your symptoms then there’s no need to worry because this app is your very own health textbook. This app includes a lot of detailed information about causes, symptoms, treatments and diagnosis for any condition you think you may have. You can also find information about how to start looking for help if you or someone you know shows signs of depression.

5) Smiling Mind

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety or depression then this app is specifically targeted for you. This app is developed by psychologists with special training in adolescent therapy and teaches you about mindfulness meditation. The daily meditations can also keep track of how many minutes you’ve meditated and do a short self-check after each meditation to see if you feel more optimistic. and more in-tune.

Have you tried any of these apps? Can you recommend an app? Let us know in the comments below.