Mental health apps you should check out if you’re feeling overwhelmed

With everything that has happened in 2020 so far, it’s completely normal to be feeling a little anxious, stressed or overwhelmed.

It can be difficult to know where to go and how to handle these emotions, especially if you are on your own out on the road.

Luckily, there are countless apps and resources available to download right on your smartphone.

Check out this list of the best apps out there.

Calm

Having trouble falling asleep? The Calm app is the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. With a wide range of programs, like guided meditations, breathing exercises, music and stories this app can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Happify

If you like playing games, Happify is your best choice. This app’s science-based, fun games help to overcome negative thoughts, stress and life’s challenges. 

Headspace

The Headspace app provided mindfulness and meditation in just a few minutes everyday. This app is perfect if you’re on the go.

The app offers a range of themed sessions on stress, sleep, focus, anxiety and more. There are also SOS exercises you can do in the event of an emotional crisis.

Talkspace Online Therapy

The Talkspace app matches you with a licensed therapist in your state. Message via text, audio and video.

Mood Mission

Stress and anxiety can be factor that affect our mood everyday. The MoodMission app gives you a list of five simple and quick Missions to improve your mood.

Completing Missions in the app earns you rewards, motivating you to become healthier and happier.

Sanvello

Sanvello provides clinically validated techniques to help manage moods and thoughts, so you can understand what works to make you feel better. Features include mood tracking, guided classes and group conversations.

This app is #1 for stress, anxiety and depression with over 3 million users.

Additional Resources

If you are in need of additional help, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)