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7 Cups

Multi-feature app for anonymous emotional support. Options include: chatbot, one-on-one chats with listeners, community forums (please be aware we do not moderate these), person...

Time Commitment

Whenever

Recommended Age Group

Adults

Skills Fostered

Peer Support, Self-guided management

7 Cups

Multi-feature app for anonymous emotional support. Options include: chatbot, one-on-one chats with listeners, community forums (please be aware we do not moderate these), personalized self-guided activities, educational videos.
Focus Topics Anxiety, Depression, Stress
Time Commitment Whenever
Recommended Ages 18+
Skills Fostered Peer Support, Self-guided management

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

English-speaking self-motivated users seeking to bridge a gap in service, those interested in trying mental health support

Suggested Use:

Engage in support communities to locate peers with similar challenges, or use the chatbot for artificial intelligence-driven coaching

Favorite Features:

Group support forums, chatbot

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: To access more self-guided content, and 1:1 conversations with therapists, $12.99/month or $94.99/year

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE (with paid features)

Happify

Evidence-based game-like self-management tools to improve your emotional well-being. Tools and activities focused on decreasing stress and anxiety, and improving mood.

Focus Topics

StressWellbeing

Time Commitment

Weekly

Recommended Age Group

Adults

Skills Fostered

Educational Content, Focus, Improving Happiness

Happify

Evidence-based game-like self-management tools to improve your emotional well-being. Tools and activities focused on decreasing stress and anxiety, and improving mood.
Focus Topics Stress, Wellbeing
Time Commitment Maximum 15 minutes, minimum 1x/week
Recommended Ages 18+, teen-specific content in development
Skills Fostered Educational Content, Focus, Improving Happiness

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

Those with mild symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress, those seeking general preventive mental health skills; English, Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese & Portuguese speakers

Suggested Use:

Regular engagement to improve baseline emotional well-being over long term

Favorite Features:

Happiness assessment, constant new activities keeps it engaging, ease of use

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: Happify Plus, with additional mindfulness tracks, games, and tracking capabilities, is available for $14.99 per month or $139.99 per year.

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE (with paid features)

Headspace

Guided meditation and educational animations to reduce stress, and improve sleep, focus, and happiness. Emphasis on creating balance. Progress tracker. Ability to select length ...

Time Commitment

Daily

Recommended Age Group

AdultsChildren & Adolescents

Skills Fostered

Meditation

Headspace

Guided meditation and educational animations to reduce stress, and improve sleep, focus, and happiness. Emphasis on creating balance. Progress tracker. Ability to select length and type of meditation based on personal goals (e.g. quick reset, moment of panic). Options to link with a friend, integrate with smart watch.
Focus Topics Mindfulness, Stress, Wellbeing
Time Commitment Daily
Recommended Ages Certain content for kids 5-12, requires consent of someone 18+
Skills Fostered Meditation

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

Individuals seeking an instructive introduction to learning and practicing meditation. Helpful for adopting healthy coping mechanisms: self-care techniques for relaxation, stress, anxiety, panic.

Suggested Use:

Different ways to make living mindfully an integrated part of your life: bite-sized sessions, exercises for panic moments, and themed sessions.

Favorite Features:

Gentle reminders encourage regular adherence, intuitive design makes it easy to navigate options, easy-to-follow instructions. Crisis and touch-based features are well-liked by Apple Watch users.

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: All content beyond first 10 sessions for $12.99/month or $94.99/year

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE (with paid features)

I Am Sober

Recovery-focused app with a withdrawal timeline, progress and milestone tracker, daily pledges, sobriety calculator (visualize cost savings from not buying substances), and the ...

Focus Topics

Substance Use

Time Commitment

Weekly

Recommended Age Group

Adults

Skills Fostered

Motivation, Recovery, Self-guided management, Self-monitoring

I Am Sober

Recovery-focused app with a withdrawal timeline, progress and milestone tracker, daily pledges, sobriety calculator (visualize cost savings from not buying substances), and the ability to share your story using your chosen username.
Focus Topics Substance Use
Time Commitment Weekly
Recommended Ages 18+
Skills Fostered Motivation, Recovery, Self-guided management, Self-monitoring

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

Individuals looking to maintain recovery through independent self-management and motivational content

Suggested Use:

Check in to track milestones once per week

Favorite Features:

Tracking tools for length of sobriety, milestones achieved, and money saved from not purchasing substances

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: Locked access to tracking information, dark mode, bonus motivation packs, and a profile badge if opt in to paid subscription for $4.99/month or $49.99/year

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE (with paid features)

Manage My Pain

Improve understanding of pain through detailed monitoring

Focus Topics

Pain

Time Commitment

Daily

Recommended Age Group

Adults

Skills Fostered

Self-guided management, Self-monitoring

Manage My Pain

Improve understanding of pain through detailed monitoring
Focus Topics Pain
Time Commitment Daily
Recommended Ages 18+
Skills Fostered Self-guided management, Self-monitoring

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

Individuals with chronic pain seeking to improve their understanding of their pain through detailed self-monitoring

Suggested Use:

Track your pain and management tactics daily to help identify triggers and improvement

Favorite Features:

Pain tracker

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: Additional reports to share with provider

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE

MindShift

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)-based strategies targeting anxiety. CBT is a technique which emphasizes changing negative thought patterns and focusing instead on present-day...

Focus Topics

AnxietyStress

Time Commitment

Whenever

Recommended Age Group

AdultsChildren & Adolescents

Skills Fostered

Breathing technique, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Educational Content, Self-guided management, Thought reframing

MindShift

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)-based strategies targeting anxiety. CBT is a technique which emphasizes changing negative thought patterns and focusing instead on present-day challenges. Self-management tools focused on mindfulness, relaxation, thought reframing and action to help the user take charge of their anxiety. Developed for teens, applicable to all.
Focus Topics Anxiety, Stress
Time Commitment Whenever
Recommended Ages All ages, designed for teens
Skills Fostered Breathing technique, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Educational Content, Self-guided management, Thought reframing

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

Teenagers struggling with anxiety and stress management, looking to develop coping skills and to learn more about their mental health

Suggested Use:

There is a broad array of tools and information available in the app, so can choose to use consistently or when seeking a particular resource

Favorite Features:

"Quick relief" activities, relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, mood tracker, tips for healthy thinking

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: None

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE

Nod

Resources for students to connect, reduce loneliness, and improve general wellbeing. Creative suggestions and activities to keep in touch with social networks, and guided reflec...

Focus Topics

Wellbeing

Time Commitment

Weekly

Recommended Age Group

Adults

Skills Fostered

Improving Happiness, Motivation, Peer Support, Self-guided management, Social Support

Nod

Resources for students to connect, reduce loneliness, and improve general wellbeing. Creative suggestions and activities to keep in touch with social networks, and guided reflections to help with mindfulness and stress relief.
Focus Topics Wellbeing
Time Commitment Weekly, or whenever feeling lonely
Recommended Ages 18+, tailored to college students
Skills Fostered Improving Happiness, Motivation, Peer Support, Self-guided management, Social Support

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

College students, young adults, those who are struggling with loneliness and looking for activities to stay connected.

Suggested Use:

Engage in suggested activities weekly to deepen connections, keep in touch from afar, and take on goals together

Favorite Features:

Creative ideas for connecting with others and showing gratitude, audio reflections, interactive reflections, mood assessment, journey tracking, and optional reminders to complete activities

Cost of App:

Free

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE

Ouchie

Monitor progress through pain scale and treatment and symptom tracker, with ability to track pain level, medication usage, treatments, mood, sleep patterns, accomplishments, cha...

Focus Topics

Pain

Time Commitment

Daily

Recommended Age Group

Adults

Skills Fostered

Educational Content, Motivation, Peer Support, Self-guided management, Self-monitoring, Social Support, Thought reframing

Ouchie

Monitor progress through pain scale and treatment and symptom tracker, with ability to track pain level, medication usage, treatments, mood, sleep patterns, accomplishments, challenges, and goals. Social networking with an engaged community. Emphasis on positive thinking, empowerment and support. Resources and articles available. You can also earn rewards based on engagement and progress.
Focus Topics Pain
Time Commitment Regularly
Recommended Ages 17+
Skills Fostered Educational Content, Motivation, Peer Support, Self-guided management, Self-monitoring, Social Support, Thought reframing

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

Individuals with chronic pain seeking support from peers, and tracking resources for pain levels, medication usage, and accomplishments

Suggested Use:

Connect to a supportive community of peers who are managing chronic pain. Use social networking as a coping tool, while also tracking symptoms and treatment efforts to monitor progress.

Favorite Features:

Emphasis on positive thinking throughout app, supportive community, useful information on locating a healthcare provider

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: None

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE (with paid features)

Sanvello

App with daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy & mindfulness meditation. Tools include: guided ...

Time Commitment

Daily

Recommended Age Group

AdultsChildren & Adolescents

Skills Fostered

Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Improving Happiness, Meditation, Motivation

Sanvello

App with daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy & mindfulness meditation. Tools include: guided journeys of activities, videos, audio meditations, articles, mood tracker, goal setting, online community board.
Focus Topics Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Wellbeing
Time Commitment Daily
Recommended Ages 13+
Skills Fostered Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Improving Happiness, Meditation, Motivation

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

People of all ages seeking to find tools to decrease feels of anxiety, depression, and/or stress in their lives through mindfulness meditations and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Suggested Use:

Engage with guided journeys daily for meditations, set goals, track mood, and speak with an engaged community of peers.

Favorite Features:

Short and focused exercises that help you employ mental health techniques, variety of options for people depending on goals, guided journey through activities, mood tracker, COVID-19 materials, text translations in Spanish & French

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: Complete access to features $8.95/month, $55/year, or $199/lifetime

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE

Smiling Mind

Free meditation app with age-group specific content that teaches mindfulness to improve overall emotional well-being and decrease stress.

Focus Topics

MindfulnessWellbeing

Time Commitment

Daily

Recommended Age Group

AdultsChildren & Adolescents

Skills Fostered

Meditation, Sleep

Smiling Mind

Free meditation app with age-group specific content that teaches mindfulness to improve overall emotional well-being and decrease stress.
Focus Topics Mindfulness, Wellbeing
Time Commitment Regular, consistent practice recommended
Recommended Ages All ages, with teen-specific content
Skills Fostered Meditation, Sleep

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

People of all ages seeking to improve their general emotional well-being by introducing mindfulness to their mental health toolbox. Content is divided by age category, allowing for tailored content.

Suggested Use:

Smiling Mind advocates for regular use when first learning mindfulness skills. Once the skills are mastered, no need for the app to help implement this new tool for mental health prevention.

Favorite Features:

Testers particularly liked brevity of content, which made the activities very easy to follow. They also specifically recommend the sleep-focused content.

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: None

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE (with paid features)

SoberGrid

Social network for recovery support. A super encouraging, and diverse, community of peers combined with effective self-monitoring and motivation tools.

Focus Topics

Substance Use

Time Commitment

Whenever

Recommended Age Group

Adults

Skills Fostered

Peer Support, Recovery, Self-monitoring, Social Support

SoberGrid

Social network for recovery support. A super encouraging, and diverse, community of peers combined with effective self-monitoring and motivation tools.
Focus Topics Substance Use
Time Commitment Whenever
Recommended Ages Encouraged for users 18+ due to some crude language in uncensored posts
Skills Fostered Peer Support, Recovery, Self-monitoring, Social Support

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

Self-motivated users in recovery seeking consistent, encouraging support from peers in a welcoming environment

Suggested Use:

Whenever

Favorite Features:

Daily Inspiration activity, “Recent” newsfeed, Sober Counter

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: Optional donation-based subscription available for $3.99/month or $39.99/year

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE (with paid features)

Stop, Breathe & Think

Guided meditation app which includes daily emotional check-ins. Track mood and progress.

Time Commitment

Daily

Recommended Age Group

AdultsChildren & Adolescents

Skills Fostered

Meditation, Sleep

Stop, Breathe & Think

Guided meditation app which includes daily emotional check-ins. Track mood and progress.
Focus Topics Mindfulness, Stress, Wellbeing
Time Commitment 5 minutes/day
Recommended Ages All ages, with certain restrictions and custom content for kids 5-10
Skills Fostered Meditation, Sleep

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

Someone seeking to build an audio-based meditation practice and track their emotional state. Suitable for Spanish speakers and those who prefer to engage using a guest profile.

Suggested Use:

Learn to check in with your emotions to achieve relaxation and decrease stress

Favorite Features:

Attuned check-ins, progress tracking, Spanish content

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: After 1 week, limited free content starts becoming redundant. The basic meditation content is free. Subscriptions of $9.99 per month or $58.99 per year unlock 60+ additional meditations, eight yoga and acupressure videos, and six additional soundscapes and chimes for the meditation timer.

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE

Woebot

A friendly, approachable chatbot that's more helpful the more you use it. Helpful for an introduction to emotional support or maintenance for those receiving professional servic...

Time Commitment

DailyWhenever

Recommended Age Group

AdultsChildren & Adolescents

Skills Fostered

Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Improving Happiness, Self-monitoring

Woebot

A friendly, approachable chatbot that's more helpful the more you use it. Helpful for an introduction to emotional support or maintenance for those receiving professional services. Features include: personalized conversations, gratitude journal, mood tracker, regular check-ins.
Focus Topics Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Wellbeing
Time Commitment Can be used whenever, but more frequent use leads to a better experience
Recommended Ages 13+
Skills Fostered Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Improving Happiness, Self-monitoring

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

People dipping their toe into mental health support and who are ready for a sustained commitment. Simple, approachable language for people of all backgrounds. Useful to combat loneliness.

Suggested Use:

Use as much as possible. The chatbot will learn from your interactions and will become more useful over time.

Favorite Features:

Friendly chatbot, gratitude journal, mood tracker, regular check-ins

Cost of App:

Free

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

FREE (with paid features)

Wysa

Chatbot for mental health that suggests tools based on conversation. Tools include: CBT strategies, breathing techniques, videos, and stretching exercises. Wysa aims to help imp...

Time Commitment

Daily

Recommended Age Group

AdultsChildren & Adolescents

Skills Fostered

Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Meditation, Self-guided management, Sleep, Thought reframing

Wysa

Chatbot for mental health that suggests tools based on conversation. Tools include: CBT strategies, breathing techniques, videos, and stretching exercises. Wysa aims to help improve mental health specific to your goals, including managing anxiety, anger management, improving sleep, self-esteem.
Focus Topics Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness, Stress
Time Commitment Daily
Recommended Ages 13+
Skills Fostered Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Meditation, Self-guided management, Sleep, Thought reframing

Populations Most Likely To Benefit:

English-speaking users interested in trying mental health support through varied techniques, students, LGBTQIA+ individuals, anyone who wants to work on reframing thoughts or learning new strategies to improve mental health

Suggested Use:

Talk with chatbot regularly to receive guided exercises such as stretching, meditative breathing, and thought reframing to improve mental health

Favorite Features:

AI chatbot, self-care exercises, calming meditation for sleep, modules for various mental health goals like anxiety or trauma, stretching activities, CBT techniques, crisis resources

Cost of App:

Free. Extra: Complete access to module exercises and connection to a live therapist. Wysa Premium (all content): $99.99 per year, Wysa Premium Plus (coach + content): $99.99 per month

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.

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