Safety: There’s an App For That

September 12, 2016

Today there is an app for everything, including mental and emotional health. Embrace technology and use these tracking and coping apps to reduce stress and improve your safety and well-being.

  1. Stigma
    Journaling made easy. This app organizes entries into word-clouds to make self-reflection simple. It takes 15 seconds to add a journal entry (limited to 200 words or less).
  2. CareZone
    This app is designed for medication management. Features include reminders, tracking of medications prescribed and side effects, a journal and a calendar for appointments and to-do’s.
  3. SAM
    Track and observe anxiety’s effects over time. This app assists in developing insight and coping skills for symptom reduction.
  4. Take a Break! – Guided Meditations for Stress Relief
    From the creators of the popular Meditation Oasis® podcast, this app offers two different guided meditations to provide quick relaxation and stress relief.
  5. PTSD Coach
    Created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in partnership with the Department of Defense, this app is an educational, referral and self-management tool for trauma survivors.
  6. Mindshift
    Designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety, this app includes strategies and tools to tackle test anxiety, social anxiety, panic, conflict and more.
  7. Optimism
    These online, desktop and mobile self-tracking apps are mood charts designed to help proactively manage depression, bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions.