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70 Apps for Self-Help

From Text-Based Therapy Services to Holistic Health Scheduling Apps

— December 16, 2015 — Lifestyle
While there is certainly less of a stigma surrounding mental health these days, the prevalence of smartphones makes apps for self-help and related care easier to access than ever. Rather than having to seek out a specialist or guru, many are turning to easily accessible tech-based solutions for their health and general well-being.

The increasing commerciality of fitness wearables often come with an accompanying app, which saves people a trip to the bookstore while also receiving a much more personalized approach to self-care. Whether you are concerned with nutritional habits or are dealing with a particularly heart-wrenching breakup, there are apps for self-help available. New age answers like meditation, yoga and similarly spiritual solutions are quite popular while one-on-one phone-based therapy is also in existence.

This reflects a desire amongst mobile users for convenience as well as customized service.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
70
Personalized Food Therapy Apps
Personalized Food Therapy Apps
The MyChi Device & App Tracks User's Sleep to Provide Health Advice
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69
Optimism-Encouraging Apps
Optimism-Encouraging Apps
The Finding Optimism Health App Helps Users Uncover Emotional Triggers
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68
Soothing White Noise Apps
Soothing White Noise Apps
This App Provides the a Meditative Soundtrack for Sleeping
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67
Balanced Activity Apps
Balanced Activity Apps
DinnerTime Plus Helps Parents Regulate a Child's Device Usage
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66
International Yoga Apps
International Yoga Apps
YogaTrail Connects Yogis to Teachers and Classes All Over the World
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65
Musical Diary Apps
Musical Diary Apps
This App Provides Soothing Music to Help Users Process Their Thoughts
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64
Wake-Up Performance Apps
Wake-Up Performance Apps
The 'Red Bull Alert' App Pushes You to Get Out of Bed Faster Each Day
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63
Mental Relaxation Apps
Mental Relaxation Apps
The PAUSE App Uses Color to Emanate a Calming State of Mind
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62
Text-Based Therapy Services
Text-Based Therapy Services
This Service Helps People in Distress Without Actually Talking to Them
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61
Anxiety-Alleviating Apps
Anxiety-Alleviating Apps
This App Makes Mental Health Services More Affordable
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60
Therapeutic Breakup Apps
Therapeutic Breakup Apps
The 'Rx Breakup' App is Designed to Mend a Broken Heart
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59
Emotion-Reading Image Apps
Emotion-Reading Image Apps
The Microsoft Project Oxford Can Decipher Sentiments from Photography
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58
Motivational Alarm Apps
Motivational Alarm Apps
This App Helps Users Focus on the Goals They Wish to Acomplish
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57
Spiritual Guidance Apps
Spiritual Guidance Apps
This App Offers Advice and Spiritual Guidance on Life, Love & Work
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56
Health Companion Apps
Health Companion Apps
This App Gives You a Digital Buddy That Pushes You to Be Healthy
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55
Productivity-Enhancing Apps
Productivity-Enhancing Apps
This App Helps Users Track Their Productivity Throughout the Day
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54
Stationary Health-Monitoring Apps
Stationary Health-Monitoring Apps
The Darma App Notes Posture and Heart Rate While Sitting
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53
Spiritual Alarm Apps
Spiritual Alarm Apps
Gabby Bernstein's Spirit Junkie App Pairs Waking Up with Uplifting Statements
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52
Phone Downtime Apps
Phone Downtime Apps
Offtime is an App That Encourages You to Take a Break from Your Phone
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51
Track-Mixing Relaxation Apps
Track-Mixing Relaxation Apps
The Omvana Meditation App Lets Users Overlay Ambient & Vocal Tracks
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50
Personal Nutritionist Apps
Personal Nutritionist Apps
Lark for the Apple Watch Provides Tools for Food Tracking
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49
Decision-Making Apps
Decision-Making Apps
Making Decisions Just got Easier with ChoiceMap Unveiled at CES 2014
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48
Therapeutic Safari Apps
Therapeutic Safari Apps
The TF-CBT Triangle of Life Helps Traumatized Youth Practice Treatment
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47
Phone-Avoiding Apps
Phone-Avoiding Apps
This Technology Challenge Tests How Long You Can Go Without a Phone
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46
Minimalist Sleep Apps
Minimalist Sleep Apps
MUJI to Sleep Provides Nature-Inspired Tracks to Induce Relaxation
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45
Inspiring Quote Apps
Inspiring Quote Apps
The 'Nugget' App Provides Users with Inspirational Quotes from Popular Books
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44
Mood-Deciphering Apps
Mood-Deciphering Apps
Moodnotes Improves Users' Well-Being and Mental Health
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43
Youth Mental Health Apps
Youth Mental Health Apps
The BoosterBuddy App Uses Elements of Video Game Design
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42
Digital Detox Apps
Digital Detox Apps
This App Encourages Users to Disconnect Through Social Media Shaming
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41
Motivational Pedometer Apps
Motivational Pedometer Apps
The Breeze App is Like RunKeeper for Walkers
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40
Habitual Positivity Apps
Habitual Positivity Apps
Five Minute Journal Uses Positive Psychology to Increase Happiness Daily
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39
Office Stretching Apps
Office Stretching Apps
The Salute the Desk App Provides Guided Stretching Poses to Improve Posture
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38
Community-Driven Fitness Apps
Community-Driven Fitness Apps
The PumpUp App is Full of Motivational #TeamPumpUp Users
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37
Personal Productivity Apps
Personal Productivity Apps
This Automated Program Helps Users Streamline Office Tasks
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36
Habit Creation Apps
Habit Creation Apps
This Jamie Oliver-Backed Motivational App Documents Small Healthy Steps
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35
Wellness Coach Apps
Wellness Coach Apps
Kumu Coaches Create Custom Goals for Your Fitness, Health and Well-Being
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34
Video Confession Apps
Video Confession Apps
The Awkward App Lets You Record Anonymous Video Confessions to Friends
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33
Bad Habit-Banishing Apps
Bad Habit-Banishing Apps
'Social ReHub' is the New Rehab for Your Questionable Behavior
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32
Transcendental Meditation Apps
Transcendental Meditation Apps
This Mindful App is Endorsed by Music Mogul Russell Simmons
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31
Anxiety-Alleviating Apps
Anxiety-Alleviating Apps
This App Pushes Users to Carry Out Stress-Reducing Activities
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30
Smartphone-Based Depression Treatment
Smartphone-Based Depression Treatment
Ginger.io Uses Big Data for Mental Health Treatment
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29
Mobile Yoga Apps
Mobile Yoga Apps
The Daily Yoga App Adds Ease to a Routine Practice
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28
Stress Management Selfie Apps
Stress Management Selfie Apps
The Dina Re:lax Stress Measurement Tool Measures Pulse with Selfies
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27
Relaxing Selfie-Coloring Apps
Relaxing Selfie-Coloring Apps
This App Turns Any Smartphone Photo into a Coloring Book Page
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26
Sugar Detox Apps
Sugar Detox Apps
The 7 Day Sugar Detox App Provides Resources for Low to No Sugar Eating
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25
Stress Therapy Apps
Stress Therapy Apps
'Lantern' is a Mental Health Online Platform That Guides Users Through Stress
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24
Brain Tai Chi Apps
Brain Tai Chi Apps
This Relaxation App Was Designed Using EEG to Lull Users into a Calm State
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23
Intimacy-Tracking Apps
Intimacy-Tracking Apps
Glow's Ruby App Helps Women Get Insights on Intimate Health Issues
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22
Personalized Relaxation Apps
Personalized Relaxation Apps
Taomix Helps Users Build Soothing Sound Mixes for Sleep
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21
Digital Detox Apps
Digital Detox Apps
Flipd is an App for When You Want to Disconnect from the World
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20
Habit Tracker Apps
Habit Tracker Apps
Habit List Helps You Set Goals and Develop a Habit Over Time
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19
Effective Fitness-Encouraging Apps
Effective Fitness-Encouraging Apps
The FitBit App Will Motivate You to Start Working Out
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18
Branded Personal Trainer Apps
Branded Personal Trainer Apps
The N+TC Nike Training Club App Helps People Stay on Track
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17
Happiness-Assessment Apps
Happiness-Assessment Apps
The Reporter App Measures Your Happiness Using Day-to-Day Data
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16
Soothing Meditation Apps
Soothing Meditation Apps
The MindSurf App is an Ideal Relaxation Technique For Your Mobile Phone
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15
Daily Mindfulness Apps
Daily Mindfulness Apps
The Get Some Headspace App Provides a Series of 10-Minute Meditations
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14
Habit-Changing Apps
Habit-Changing Apps
This App Encourages Users to Develop Productive Habits
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13
Habit-Forming Apps
Habit-Forming Apps
'Streaks' is a New Task-Oriented App for Helping Users Stick to Long-Term Goals
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12
Crowdsourced Well-Being Apps
Crowdsourced Well-Being Apps
The Koko App Helps Fixes 'Bugs' in the Way People Think
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11
Guided Yoga Apps
Guided Yoga Apps
The FitStar Yoga App Includes Short Guided Videos Get You Flexible Fast
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10
Instructive Meditation Apps
Instructive Meditation Apps
Stop, Breathe and Think is a Self-Taught Meditation App
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9
Personal Nutritionist Apps
Personal Nutritionist Apps
The Nutrino Nutrition App Helps You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
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8
Digital Therapy Apps
Digital Therapy Apps
Buddy is a Start-Up Supporting Health Services
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7
Holistic Health Scheduling Apps
Holistic Health Scheduling Apps
The Owaves Wellness Calendar Helps You Plan a Balanced Day
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6
Healthy Nutrition Coaching Apps
Healthy Nutrition Coaching Apps
The Rise App is a New Way to Diet and Healthy Eating
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5
Work Week Happiness Apps
Work Week Happiness Apps
Make My Week Aims to Improve Moods and Get Away from the Grind
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4
Mood-Sharing Apps
Mood-Sharing Apps
This Social Sharing App Allows Users to Communicate Their Emotional States
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3
Holistic Life-Enhancing Apps
Holistic Life-Enhancing Apps
Life Coach App Mindbloom is the Virtual Genie in Your Smartphone
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2
Office Stretching Apps
Office Stretching Apps
Take a Yoga Break by Suzan Colon Encourages a Healthier Work Life
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1
Guided Mindfulness Apps
Guided Mindfulness Apps
The Buddhify 2 App Helps Users Find Ease Throughout the Day
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