We have included some apps that you may find helpful. In the ever changing world of apps, some may be discontinued. Please let us know if you find a discontinued app. Myers Counseling group is also interested in posting about new apps. Contact us if you have a suggestion for inclusion of an app. We are offering these as suggestions and they are not suggested to be used to replace therapy.

Anxiety

mindshift
Mindshift app
Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it. MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. Think of MindShift as your portable coach helping you face challenging situations and take charge of your life.

 

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Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)
SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource. The key features of SAM are:

• Clearly laid out menus
• User guidance
• External links
• Self-monitoring of anxiety with graphical display
• 25 self-help options covering: Information about anxiety, Thinking and anxiety, Physical relaxation, Mental relaxation, Health and Anxiety
• Guidance on putting self-help into practice

Journal/Emotion Tracker

 

 

dbsaDBSA Wellness Tracker
The DBSA Wellness Tracker is a free, innovative, and user-friendly app that allows you to keep track of your emotional, mental, and physical health. The tracker reports give you an at-a-glance summary of your health trends. This can help you better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers in your daily life, as well as help you better partner with your clinician on treatment plans.

 

 

mobilz Mobilyze: Tracks and users behavior patterns and moods to identify  states that trigger depression before they happen.

 

 

 

 

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 Moody Me – Mood Diary and Tracker
Have more happy days! Track your mood with the Moody Me mood tracker app to find out what makes you feel good. Log your mood, note what affects it and record any treatments you’re taking. Take pictures of what  makes you happy and play them back for an instant lift. Or see what makes you sad so you can better manage your mood. Whether you are managing a mood disorder, want to see how certain medications affect you or just  want a snapshot of your disposition, Moody Me is the app for you!

 

 

Lifestyle

 

habits Habits Pro – Organizer for Goals, Tasks and Health Tracking
Three categories are already set up in Habits Pro:
– Live a Healthy Life
Features
– Unlimited category screens for organizing your habits
– Visual calendar
– Goals and tasks
– Custom icons (250+) or photos for your goals
– Number items, track weight, steps, BP
– Select active weekdays for recurring tasks
– Daily reminder
– Daily, weekly, and monthly graphs
– Interactive graphs with many details
– Statistics
– Rename categories
– Set up your own items

 

balanced 
balanced app
Struggling to make time for all the little things that matter? Join over 400,000 others who use Balanced to stay motivated & focused on what’s really important in life. With Balanced you:
● Feel rewarded and motivated – Celebrate your victories with the satisfaction of swiping ‘Done’. Balanced gives you positive feedback, lets you know if you are on a streak, and keeps you aware of when you last did each activity.
● Stay in control – Choose how often you should do things; from once a day, to 5 times a week to 2 times a year. Balanced is fully flexible and works to your schedule. It even lets you skip activities if you are busy.
● Know what to do next – Your activities are prioritised so that what’s most important is always at the top of your list. It’s up to you though, Balanced won’t mind if you choose from the bottom instead.
● Become more mindful – Stay aware of your progress with simple timelines and the ability to compare activities. Helpful daily reminders suggest what’s important, or let you know when you are winning at life.

Medication tracker

 

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Medisafe
MediSafe is a management and drugs reminder app. It will help you take your medicine on time and safely using your mobile device. It will also allow you to help your family members with their pill reminders and medical management.
Whether you are taking one drug dosage or more, you know how difficult it is remembering each pill right on time. If you are a caretaker for a child, parent, or patient suffering from chronic pain or illness, you know how stressful it is not knowing for sure if your loved one took their medication.

Relaxation

 

 

breathBreathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.

 

 

headHeadspace.com – meditation. Headspace is meditation made simple, a way of treating your head right. Using proven meditation and mindfulness techniques we’ll show you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life.

 

 

simplySimply Being Guided Meditation. Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience. Simply Being has been developed by Richard and Mary Maddux, creators of the popular Meditation Oasis podcast. It allows you to choose from 4 meditation times and gives you to option to listen with or without music/nature sounds. You can also listen to the music or nature sounds alone.

 

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Pocket YogaWith Pocket Yoga you can keep up with your practice at your own pace in the comforts of your own home. Simply roll out your mat, place your device in front, and Pocket Yoga will guide you through your entire session.
Choose between 27 different sessions of varying duration and difficulty. Learn the poses with the pose dictionary containing detailed explanations of the correct posture, alignment, and benefits.
Features:
• Detailed voice and visual instruction guides you through every pose, including each inhalation and exhalation.
• Over 200 beautifully illustrated pose images showing correct posture and alignment.
• Dictionary of poses containing the descriptions and benefits of each pose.
• Unlock new environments as you progress in your yoga journey.
• Quickly preview a practice to see if it is right for you before you start.
• Maintains an ongoing log of all your yoga practices to track your progress.
• Practices designed by experienced yoga instructors.
• Play music from your music library in place of the default music. You can even play music through iTunes Radio or other apps while Pocket Yoga is running.
• Play the practices on your TV with AirPlay or TV out support.
• HealthKit and Health app support! Track your heart rate and calories burned.

 

 

Sleep 

 

sleepSleep Cycle
Waking up easy is all about timing. Sleep Cycle alarm clock tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up during light sleep. Waking up during light sleep feels like waking up naturally rested without an alarm clock.
 Sleep Cycles: While you sleep, you go through a cycle of sleep phases. The first phase is light sleep, followed by deep sleep and a dream state referred to as REM-sleep. A full sleep cycle lasts about 90 minutes and is  normally repeated several times each night.
 Sleep Cycle alarm clock: Your movements vary with each sleep phase. Sleep Cycle uses the phone’s accelerometer to identify sleep phases by tracking movements in bed. Sleep Cycle then wakes you up during your lightest sleep phase, using a predefined 30-minute alarm window.

 

 

 

sleepypillow Sleep Pillow. Sleep Pillow provides an advanced set of high quality ambient sounds, premixed for perfect sleep enhancement. The sounds are recorded and enhanced to relax and make you sleep. They isolate, create a relaxed environment, and put you into a cyclical sleep pattern.Sleep Pillow

 

 

Sobriety

 

12step
12 Steps AA Companion. The ORIGINAL sobriety tool available for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Every member of AA will find this app very useful yet quite simple to use. More Big Book text and categories.
•Contact Support for help via email from contacts.• Edit and add your own recovery contacts.• Anonymous Icon • Sobriety calculator • The Big Book •Prayers • Promises

 

 

mstMy Spiritual ToolkitMy Spiritual Toolkit (MST) is an exciting new sobriety tool for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. It has a Sobriety Journal that makes it easy to find time to write in your journal. Just have access to an internet connection at home (computer) or on the go (mobile devices and tablets) and journal via typing. It also has a Spot Check Inventory that allows you to quickly get rid of resentments when on the go and you can later add more detail via your computer because all data is securely synced to the cloud using the same security as banks!

 

 

natMy NA Toolkit
My NA Toolkit (NAT) is an exciting new sobriety tool for members of Narcotics Anonymous. It has a Journal that makes it easy to find time to write in your journal. Just have access to an internet connection at home (computer) or on the go (mobile devices and tablets) and journal via typing. It also has a Spot Check Inventory that allows you to quickly get rid of resentments when on the go and you can later add more detail via your computer because all data is securely synced to the cloud using the same security as banks!

 

 

 

gratitude happpyGratitude & Happiness – A self-help journal for thoughts & mood tracking Gratitude & Happiness is a simple app that tracks four defined items and displays those in daily, weekly, and monthly graphs to show progress and how things are related: Degree of Happiness, Express Gratitude, In Touch with Friends, Acts of Kindness. Each entry has room for a note. These can be visited later when tapping on the graphs. That’s all. It is a simple, yet very effective happiness & gratitude journal.

 

 

 

Thinking\Attitude

 

 

toxic Toxic Think Simple ways we can improve our Mental Health and recognize people at risk of developing Mental Health Problems. You can find all of the information in one place. An easy to find guide to Mental  Illness issues and an action plan for our own mental health and what to look out for in our friends. Also contains information on coping strategies for the family of someone with a mental health problem.

 

 

 

 

optimismOptimism: They are self-tracking applications, designed to help you increase your understanding of all the things that affect your mental health. The apps act as a springboard to detect patterns in your health and develop strategies to proactively manage depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions.