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World Mental Health Day: 5 mobile apps to help you maintain mental wellbeing

From meditation sessions to engaging games, here are apps that have found innovative ways to help you manage stress, anxiety

Technology and the level of dependency on it, owing to the pandemic, have taken a toll on many people’s psychological wellbeing. But the flip side is that the world of technology can also be a positive force as it offers apps that help people cope with stress and anxiety and improve their mental health.

On World Mental Health Day, let’s take a look at applications that look after your mental health by focusing on stress management, relaxation, sleep, and more.

Headspace

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Headspace uses meditation and mindfulness to help you give your best each day. The app has many meditation sessions to teach you mindfulness skills in just a few minutes a day. You can listen to the sessions online and even download them to practice them at your convenience. You can also pick courses and sessions that suit your mood and lifestyle.

Moodpath

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Moodpath can be your pocket-sized mental health assistant. It asks questions every day to assess your well-being, and look for symptoms of potential depression. The screening is done to increase awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

After 14 days, the app generates an electronic document that you’ll be able to discuss with a healthcare professional. Moreover, there are over 150 videos and psychological exercises available on the app to help you understand your mood and improve your mental health.

Moodfit

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Just like how people use apps to get into the right physical shape, Moodfit has tools to “shape up” your mood. It lets you track your mood and over time, you’ll be able to better understand the things affecting your feelings. The mobile application also suggests strategies to make yourself feel better.

Happify

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If you prefer going for a fun app that’ll keep you engaged while at the same time boost your spirits, Happify can be a good option. This app has science-based activities meant to build resilience, reduce stress, and overcome any lingering negative thoughts. The activities here are developed by experts who are well-versed with the evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy interventions.

7 Cups

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This mobile application provides online therapy for depression and anxiety. Here, you can find more than 1,60,000 trained listeners and licensed therapists available to speak with you 24X7 anonymously. You can search the listeners based on their experience or specialties like panic attacks, bullying, relationship breakups, eating disorders, and more.

 

Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma |B-Tech grad | From Kanpur but Bengaluru is my new home. Content writer for over 4 years, it is both my hobby and my passion. Apart from content writing, I live and breathe football. And oh! I love cooking too.

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