These apps have a substantial amount of free content, and are available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play unless otherwise specified. These are not sponsored links; they’re simply resources I’ve come across that I’ve found useful.
Calm Harm: 5- and 15-minute strategies to ride out the wave of self-harm urges
Calm in the Storm (only on the Apple App Store): stress management and safety plan tools
Done: A Simple Habit Tracker (only on the App Store)
eMoods bipolar mood tracker
Grateful: A Gratitude Journal (only on the Apple app store): gratitude journal with prompts
Happify: guides you in building skills along chosen tracks
MindShift from AnxietyBC: symptom check-in, thought tools, relaxation strategies, coping activities
Moodfit: mindfulness and breathing exercises, track factors like mood and sleep
nOCD (only on the Apple App Store): self-help for OCD based on CBT (exposure and response prevention)
Pacifica: mood and health activity tracking, CBT tools, and meditation
Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM): tracking tools and coping strategies
TruReach: CBT audio lessons
What’s up – A Mental Health App: tracking tools, coping strategies, info on mental health topics
You can get a 2-week free trial of the premium version via this link
Suicide prevention apps
You can find more suicide prevention resources here.
The LifeLine: strategies and tools to cope with and interrupt suicidal thoughts, and info about suicide prevention crisis lines and chat resources
My Coping Plan: lets you prepare a crisis coping plan that includes activities and people to reach out to
My3: allows you to prepare a crisis plan, and identify the top 3 people you would turn to
Stay Alive: tools to use if you or someone you know are feeling suicidal
Assorted useful apps
Diet tracking: Keeping track of what you’re putting into your body can be very useful when you’re tying to improve your overall health. MyFitnessPal is my favourite because of its huge database of different food items, including restaurant menu items. I also like HealthWatch 360.
Physical symptom trackers: Our bodies often tell us a lot about our mental health. I use Symple (only on the Apple App Store) to keep track of what’s happening in my body, and Flo to keep track of all things menstrual cycle-related.