Top 7 Mobile Apps for Keeping Your Mental Health in Check

by Cara Holley 67 views0

Talk show hosts these days can’t get enough of  “meditation” and “mindfulness”—and with the craziness of 2016 behind us, everyone can use a bit of mental readjustment this year.

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Source: prof.bizzarro / Flickr Creative Commons.

If you want to get in the know, check out the following list of top 7 mobile apps for keeping your mental health in shape in 2017.

7. Meditation Studio

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

Meditation Studio is a meditation app that offers guided meditations and scheduling/tracking tools. Last year, the offering was named one of Apple Store’s 10 Best Apps of the Year and Time’s 50 Best Apps of the Year.

6. Mindfulness Daily

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Source: mindfulnessdailyapp.com.

With this app, you can learn to apply valuable mindfulness techniques throughout your day with tools like the Pause Button for those tense, stressful moments.

5. Mindfulness for Beginners

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Source: itunes.apple.com.

This app was developed by renowned scientist and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn. With audio guidance, bonus videos and excerpts from his books, this app will teach you the essentials about mindfulness.

4. Optimism

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Source: itunes.apple.com.

Using data from the daily monitoring of your mood and overall well-being, Optimism provides feedback in the form of charts and reports that can be shared with mental health professionals for further analysis.

3. Pacifica

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Source: thinkpacifica.com.

The Pacifica app provides daily tools for stress and anxiety alongside a supportive community—the offering includes mindfulness tools, private groups, public communities, and thought analysis based on cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.

2. Remente

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

Remente is a goal setting application and personal life coach that offers stress management, mindfulness tools, decision making tools and a goal tracker.

1. Stop, Breathe, & Think

Source: play.google.com.
Source: play.google.com.

Stop, Breathe, & Think is a proactive management app for users to settle themselves through mindfulness, breathing techniques, and awareness of thought.

In short, effective tools for fine-tuning your mental processes are just a tap away. Be sure to check out one of these offerings, but—as always—if you or a loved one is struggling with mental health problems, please seek help immediately.

 

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