Getting the support you deserve is easier than ever, and these days, you won’t even have to leave the house to find inner peace, unpack trauma, relax after work, or just vent to someone who doesn’t know your mother-in-law or annoying frenemy personally. With mental health and online therapy apps on the rise, there’s no reason you can’t take control of your life today. For this Dealspotr Top 5, we’re sharing the best mental health apps that can double as pocket therapists — or even just help you remember to breathe.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that mental health is just as important as your physical health, and contributes to your overall well-being. So when you’re not feeling well, or simply want to feel better, BetterHelp is here. With more than 20,000 licensed therapists, BetterHelp will match you with someone who is available to talk via messenger, on the phone, or over a video call. BetterHelp offers therapy for individuals, couples, and teens.
Mental health is about reflection. It’s about forming habits and making small changes that turn into positive behavioral alterations. Tangerine doesn’t offer counseling, but the interactive app is a habit tracker that measures your progress through mood monitoring and guided journaling templates.
Making a positive difference in your life can start today. WorryTree is a mental health app that promotes small daily changes that can transform into a more positive lifestyle. This app helps you to build the habit of regularly asking yourself what you’re currently worrying about. The idea is to write down your negative or worrisome thoughts in the app, notice when and why you feel that way, and eventually learn to channel your energy into more positive thoughts.
Headspace, from $13/month
Headspace is a meditation app that teaches you life-changing mindfulness skills in as few as three minutes every day. With Headspace, you can develop skills necessary to combat anxiety and stress. Headspace offers a free seven-day trial so you can decide if this app is right for your mental health before paying for it. This app has more than 500 meditations that combat stress, promote compassion, and encourage resilience.
Share what’s on your mind, whatever it may be, with Wysa. This mental health app is free (with the option to get a real-life coach for $29-a-month) and allows you to share your thoughts with an artificial intelligence agent and deal with issues like anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and much more. This app is great for those who want to say something, but aren’t ready to share their feelings with friends or family just yet. Wysa also has therapists on retainer who are qualified to support you with up to four in-app text-based chat sessions per month.