Apps to Help with Mental Health

Obviously, for tweens and teens in crisis, there's no substitute for face-to-face intervention and professional help. However, since phones are tools most teens use, they can offer timely resources and help for those who need it. Aside from general health apps, these tools focus specifically on coping with anxiety, depression, and specific difficult circumstances via meditation, connection, and other techniques. While some are focused on an individual's experience, others offer chat and the option to find a therapist. Especially when used in conjunction with other approaches, these apps might offer teens a little peace of mind.

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myKinCloud: Family Mindfulness

age 5+

Private social network for yoga, meditation, connection.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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Calm

age 7+

Appealing meditation and relaxation for all ages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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COVID Coach

age 7+

Excellent for wellness; not just for COVID-19 or veterans.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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Three Good Things - A Happiness Journal

age 7+

End the day positively with this digital journal.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Apart of Me

age 11+

Wonderful, gentle support for working through loss.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Atlas Co

age 13+

Self-improvement via podcasts and journaling for teens.

Devices: Android (2020)
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Calm Harm - Manages Self Harm

age 13+

In-the-moment help for teens battling harmful urges.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Deepstash - Self Improvement

age 13+

Simple tips for happy living, designed for adults.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Virtual Hope Box

age 13+

Personalized support tool made for vets may help teens, too.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Humm.ly - Healing with Music

age 15+

Meditation app has some teen-friendly, some mature content.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch (2018)
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Wysa: Mental Health Support

age 15+

Engaging AI chat and wellness tools not for kids in crisis.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android (2019)
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Sanvello

age 17+

Find tools, social support from strangers and therapist.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android (2018)
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Trill Project

age 17+

Thoughtful, anonymous network offers online support.

Devices: Android (2018)
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