Apps

We know that technology can help improve your physical health. The same is true for your mental health.  Here are a few smart phone apps that our clinicians have found helpful.

Stress and Anxiety

  • iZen Garden
    • rake sand, grow Bonsai trees, listen to soothing music or nature sounds
  • Koi Pond
    • control water ripples and the fish in this relaxation app
  • iStress
    • provides several stress management activities (reframing, reading encouraging poems, laughing at "stress jokes," etc.)
  • iShatter
    • lets you simulate breaking glass, destroy a photo of your choosing, etc.
  • Stop Panic and Anxiety Self-Help
    • informational articles, Anxiety Thought Diary, audios to access calming states, learn deep relaxation, and get through panic attacks
  • Worry Box – Anxiety Self-Help
    • help determining if worries are controllable or not, and what to do about them in both cases
    • audios to manage worries and to relax

Mood & Emotion Regulation

  • MyMoodTracker
    • Medication reminders/trackers as well as mood, drugs, menstrual cycles, sleep, and functioning
    • Graph results
  • Moodtrack
    • Track as often or as little as you'd like
    • See how your moods change over time
    • Discover mood patterns and triggers
    • Support and get feedback from others
  • Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help
    • uses CBT to challenge irrational thinking and replace it with more rational thoughts
  • Self-Esteem Blackboard
    • help you evaluate your self-concept and improve your self-talk
  • DBT Self-Help 
    • create a personalized crisis list of skills for rapid access in difficult and critical situations
    • access pre-generated skills lists for managing anger, shame, sadness, and fear practice various skills, with the options to save and share the data

Overall Well Being

  • Bloom
    • Customizable reminders to make healthy choices, stay connected with others, manage stress, strengthen your spirit, save money, advance your career, and enhance your creativity
  • The Habit Factor
    • set a goal and identify habits to help you reach the goal
    • check off daily progress toward goal (achieving each habit for the day) and track overall progress
  • Gratitude Journal
    • list things you’re grateful for
    • helps you remember and savor the positive influences in your life
  • My Pocket Coach
    • select your problem area and receive advice, actions to take, and reminders to check in on your progress
  • Live Happy
    • encourages and reminds you of healthy and happy habits to bring about positive change
  • My Thoughts
    • set the category and receive daily positive affirmations
  • TracknShare
    • Allows you to track mood, sleep, diet, weather, and stress (and even more!)
    • Lets you record notes and track acts of kindness and gratitude and puts it all into a graph
  • Sleep Cycle
    • An intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase – the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed.
  • Take a Break!
    • Guided meditation for stress relief
  • Deep Relax
    • A companion for sleep improvement, stress relief, yoga practice and meditation

ADHD, Organization, Time Management

  • Evernote
    • save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see
    • search by keyword, tag, or images
    • talk to text & recording device
    • sync between phone, tablet, and computer
  • Color Note
    • text or checklist style virtual notepad to track tasks, plan projects, and write reminders to yourself
    • Can sync with Google Calendar and PC desktop
  • Crazy Busy with Dr. Hallowell
    • highlight areas in your life that feel out of balance and the app will analyze and summarize data, giving them "Return-on-Time-Invested" and "Worth It" scores
    • Gives suggestions for improvement
    • (upgrade version available with more personalized suggestions, Gratitude Tracker, and time minder/stopwatch)
  • Mint
    • track, categorize, and manage your money
    • get advice and suggestions about how to better manage your spending