Mental Health Apps

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Meditation beginners and gurus alike will find lots of options with The Mindfulness App. A five-day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness helps you get started, and timed guided or silent meditations from 3 to 30 minutes will suit your busy lifestyle. The app also offers personalized meditation options, reminders to keep you mindful throughout the day, and statistics to track in your meditation journal.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Find calmness, wellness, and balance in your life with this app’s guided meditation and mindfulness techniques for daytime use. Before bed, try any of its 10 new sleep music tracks or 16 nature soundscapes. The app builds personalized plans based on a little input from you, so you can learn the essentials of meditation and build from there.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 5 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

This award-winning app has calming exercises, breathing techniques to help you relax, and even a Calm Kids section with meditations for kids between 3 and 17. The new Sleep Stories section features a great mix of voice talent — you may recognize actors Matthew McConaughey or Jerome Flynn — to lull you to sleep. A recent update to the Calm app makes for a mindful experience through the Apple Watch, with three new breathing exercises, a mindful walking meditation, and calming exercises you can all access right from your watch.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Meditation recommendations on this app are based on your emotions. Use the app to help identify how you’re feeling, then tame your anxiety, reduce stress, breathe deeply, or sleep better with the short, guided meditations, yoga videos, and acupressure videos. You can also track your mood and overall progress, and check in with yourself daily.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 5 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

More meditation is practiced on Insight Timer than anywhere else, and the app has 10 or more free guided meditations added every day. Browse thousands of guided meditations to begin building a simple daily habit, jump into discussion groups and the community features, and use the music tracks and ambient sounds to calm the mind and promote sleep.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 5 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

This app was designed for skeptics to help you keep going, so new content added weekly keeps meditation from becoming a chore. Daily videos and guided meditations teach you what to do in the simplest way possible, while a range of content shows you how to cope with stressors like anxiety and political stress.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 5 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Learn how to de-stress and sleep better in just five minutes a day with a personal mindfulness coach. Breethe’s guided meditations series, inspirational talks, and master classes from mindfulness coach Lynne Goldberg will help you better navigate life’s challenges and enjoy improved peace of mind. The app’s sleep music playlists, nature sounds, and bedtime readings teach you how to enjoy more restful sleep.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 5 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

This app was created to offer stress relief for busy people. Commit just five minutes a day, and you’ll enjoy less stress, improved focus, better sleep, and easier breathing. The On-the-Go feature teaches you how to quickly calm your nerves and improve mindfulness, while guided meditations for specific situations and symptoms help you tailor your experience.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 5 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

This meditation and relaxation app guides your meditations with the simplest but most effective techniques. Meditation programs and sessions are designed to help you relieve stress, focus, sleep better, boost self-esteem, and find greater happiness.

iPhone rating: 4 stars

Android rating: 5 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Designed to act as a personal meditation and mindfulness teacher, Omvana offers guided meditation for all aspects of your life. Beginners and more experienced practitioners will benefit from the app’s guided meditations, which range between 3 and 60 minutes and can be tailored to help you manage stress levels and your state of mind.

iPhone rating: 4.0 stars

GooglePlay rating: 3.7 stars

Price: Free

The Virtual Hope Box is a smartphone application that contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. You can personalize the VHB content on your own smartphone according to your specific needs. The VHB provides help with emotional regulation and coping with stress via personalized supportive audio, video, pictures, games, mindfulness exercises, positive messages and activity planning, inspirational quotes, coping statements, and other tools.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Focus To-Do combines Pomodoro Timer with Task Management, it is a science-based app that will motivate you to stay focused and get things done. It is the ultimate app for managing tasks, reminders, lists, calendar events, grocery lists, checklists, and helping you focus on work & study and tracking your hours.

iPhone rating: 4.0 stars

GooglePlay rating: 4.0 stars

Price: Free 

MyBrainSolutions.com is an interactive self-improvement website that offers brain insight and training to help you develop the positive habits that can maximize your personal performance. MyBrainSolutions exercises for your iOS and Android devices help you train your brain to focus better, remember more information and bounce back from stress more easily. MyBrainSolutions.com currently offers over 30 apps for your brain health.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

GooglePlay rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free 

PTSD Coach provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users 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. Users can customize tools based on their preferences and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music.

iPhone rating: 4.3 stars

GooglePlay rating: 3.3 stars

Price: Free

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

GooglePlay rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchase

Mood tracker and private journal. Keep a diary and capture your day without
writing down a single word! https://daylio.net/ 

iPhone rating: 4.9 stars

GooglePlay rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchase

Emotional health assistant, powered by AI. https://www.youper.ai/ 

Self-care app using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

GooglePlay rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free

Tools to deal with depression developed by the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.

iPhone rating: 4.9 stars

GooglePlay rating: 4.2 stars

Price: Free 

Tools to deal with anxiety developed by the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

GooglePlay rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchase

Goal setting, Control, & self-improvement.

iPhone rating: 4.9 stars

GooglePlay rating: 4.8 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchase

Mood tracker, mindfulness exercises, mental health assessment, powered by AI