Many people have a love-hate relationship with technology. It allows us to see family and friends from all over the world, but it also allows us to hear from a lot of people we maybe don’t want to hear from. There is no doubt that technology gets a bad rap for causing our mental health to tank, but there are also a lot of good things going on in the field of mental health technology.
Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, here are few cool mental health apps that can help you find your chill.
Mobile Apps are huge right now and for good reason! Mobile apps allow you to download a program that can help organize your time, improve your fitness, entertain you, and help with mental health! Here are a few types of apps you can find for mobile.
- Stress management - Stress management apps are great for someone feeling a little overwhelmed with life. They help remind you to take time for yourself and organize the chaos that is your life.
- Meditation - Meditation apps are ideal for someone needing to find a quiet space in the midst of their daily chaos. Choose from guided meditation (in all different accents!), relaxing music and sounds, or positive affirmations to help get you back into a healthy frame of mind.
- Mindfulness - Mindfulness isn't a new concept but its gaining popularity in the ‘real world’. Practicing mindfulness helps keep you in the present when things get to be too much.
- Mood trackers - If you’re a documentation nerd like me, you’ll love a mood tracker. Track your moods, add notes for bad or good days, and be able to pinpoint things that you might need to work on to keep your moods from dipping too low.
- Addiction support - A new concept - mobile apps for addictions support. Have a form of support for many types of addictions at your fingertips for when you need it most.
- Online Therapy - If you want to go big or go home, many online therapy websites have their own apps now, allowing you to stay in contact with your therapist and manage your accounts all in one place!
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