There’s no shortage of apps out there to help you with your mental health. But the jury’s still out on whether most mental health apps really work, from a research-backed perspective. So, we had registered psychotherapist Kimberlee Mancina share her recommendations:
- Bliss: As a positive psychology advocate, Mancina is a big fan of this app. She loves the various prompts this app provides to assist with gratitude journalling.
- MoodKit: Mancina finds this app works well for tracking mood on a weekly basis.
- Calm & Headspace: Mancina loves these apps for their tools to aid in guided meditation for stress reduction, anxiety, and sleep.
- Talkspace: This app is helpful for connecting with therapists, especially since it can be intimidating to find a therapist for the first time.
- YouTube: This app is an extensive resource for sound healing, guided meditation, and emotional freedom techniques.
- Instagram: Mancina sees this as a powerful platform covering topics from parenting to gratitude work that has helped to normalize conditions and realities.