In this day and age, there are so many things that could contribute to worsening mental health among the general public. Jobs, money, living situations, family — the list is endless. At times, it can be overwhelming for some, and may lead to problems such as stress, depression or anxiety, among others. While some may not have the means or the opportunity to seek professional help for their struggles, there are still ways available for them to deal with their struggles bit by bit through the use of mobile apps. While they may not be a completely effective replacement for professional help, these apps can still help in making it easier for one to deal with everyday life while living with mental illness.
Aware is an app designed to help relieve stress in the form of meditation.
Aiming to bring more awareness into one’s life, the Aware app teaches you the basics of mindfulness & meditation with the 21-day Foundation Course, of which, the first 7 days are for free.
YourDost provides the user with the ability to reach out to professionally trained counselors and experts in the event that they are struggling with their mental health. Either through live chat or email conversation, the app not only allows you to connect with experts, but also with other people in similar situations on discussion forums.
A self-help app designed with the inputs of experienced psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health-care experts, InnerHour is a guide to help the user to cope with depression and anxiety in order to live a happier and more fulfilling life. It offers customised programmes to help deal with various areas of concern, such as stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and many more.
Wysa is an artifical-intelligence-powered chatbot app to help you cope with stress and similar situations. The app helps keep track of your mood and also offers suggestions for dealing with negativity and emotional distress. Checking in with Wysa regularly will help you build resilience and improve your emotional health so you can track your happiness and mood.