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  • 50 Highly Rated Self-Help Apps

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    Mobile apps can be effective tools that make therapy more accessible, efficient, and portable for those with anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other related disorders.

    To select an app for its benefits and ease of use, read the reviews below. It’s hard to quantify one app being better than others; so what we tried to do is cover several areas of self help: from guided meditation, to anxiety relief, drug and alcoholism apps, and PTSD, which is particularly relevant to our returning soldiers.
    One further note: As a point of clarity, the focus here is on apps available for your iPad or iPhone. Future blogs will cover Android self help apps.

    50. Simply Being, Guided Meditation

    50. Simply Being, Guided Meditation

    Cost: $1.99

    Stressed out? Meditate easily with this elegantly simple app. Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience. The Meditation Oasis® Simply Being app was developed by Richard and Mary Maddux, creators of the popular Meditation Oasis® podcast.

    This app allows you to choose from 5 meditation times and gives you to option to listen to the guided meditation with or without music or nature sounds. You can also listen to the music or nature sounds alone. In addition, you can choose how long to listen to the music or nature sounds after the voice guidance finishes.

    For more information, go to https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/simply-being-guided-meditation/id347418999?mt=8

    49. Self Help Classics

    49. Self Help Classics

    Cost: .99

    If you like to read self help books this app is definitely something you might want to check out.

    Self Help Classics includes 60 classic life-changing masterpieces on personal improvement, inspiration or business success from famous authors, thinkers or self-made billionaires of the past. A one stop shop.

    For more information, go to http://www.apppicker.com/apps/301201602/self-help-classics–success-self-help–inspiration-library

    48. Gratitude Journal

    48 Gratitude Journal

    Cost 1.99

    Gratitude Journal is an easy, effective way to rewire your brain in just five minutes a day, unleashing everything great in your life. Completely private, all new design and features, geared get you happy.
    Redesigned for iOS8, it’s build on proven principles of positive psychology. Some of the features include:

    + A proven format for easy journaling and sharing (if you want)
+ Tag friends and locations
+ Slideshow view so you can see how great your life really is
+ Passcode protection for your privacy
+ Friendly reminders so you don’t miss a day
+ Inspirational quotes and motivational advice
+ Sync and backup so you never lose your entries
+ Photos to let you capture your best moments
    For more information, go to: http://www.apppicker.com/apps/299604556/gratitude-journal–the-original

    47. DBT Self Help

    47. DBT Self Help

    Cost: $1.99

    DBT Self-help is an effective tool that helps you manage overwhelming emotions, break destructive impulsive behaviors, navigate relationships and cultivate mindfulness. It contains skill descriptions complete with rationale and practice tips that will enable you to develop and practice the needed skill … skills based upon the principles that are taught in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skill classes. The app can be used in conjunction with psychotherapy or as a standalone self-help intervention as the skills can be implemented into many situations and settings.

    Are you experiencing difficulties with feelings and emotion-driven impulsive behaviors? Are you having difficulties maintaining positive relations, ending destructive relationships or safeguarding your self-respect while reaching your interpersonal goals? Intrusive distressing thoughts and overwhelming emotions are at the heart of many problems. The skills of the DBT Self-help app can help you to manage and to find more effective ways to deal with your issues.
    For more information, go to: http://www.apppicker.com/apps/458300012/dbt-selfhelp

    46. Better You Hypnosis

    46. Better You Hypnosis

    Cost: Free

    Better You will help you achieve your full potential, get better at sports, overcome fears, overcome additions, and live a healthier life. How can that be accomplished with this app, you might ask?
    Through the use of cutting edge psychological techniques that empowers you through using techniques such as NLP and alpha brainwave training to help you become the best version of yourself possible.
    Sound cool? For more information, go to: http://www.apppicker.com/apps/643675434/betteryou-hypnosis–the-ultimate-self-improvement-app-nlp

    45. Affirmations

    45. Affirmations

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    Cost: Free

    Are you working on goals to achieve better health, more success, more wealth, or better interpersonal relationships? Then this is the perfect app for you.

    This app gives you 365 positive daily affirmations to read and reflect each day. Use these positive affirmations to direct what your focus will be, and start living a more productive and quality life. Say your positive daily affirmations silently or aloud to yourself, and repeat them as needed to maintain a positive attitude and to counteract any negative thoughts that are running through your mind.
    To make this all more interesting, this app has features that include:

- Save your favorite affirmations!
- Share your favorite affirmations via Email!
- SMS your favorite affirmations!
- Post your favorite affirmations directly to Facebook (if you have an an iPhone, iPod, or iPad running iOS 6.0 or later and are logged in to Facebook)!

    For more information, go to: http://www.apppicker.com/apps/328011102/affirmations-daily-self-esteem-help-solutions-and-life-improvement-complete-guide-the-positive-thinking-affirmation-tips–secrets-for-key-success–happiness

    44. Success Wizard

    44. Success Wizard

    Cost: Free
    Success Wizard is a powerful life management system that will help you plan, focus and achieve real and lasting results. It includes a unique set of effective tools that will boost your productivity and help you accomplish your most meaningful goals and dreams.

    Note: Success Wizard is free to download and use. The Success Pro upgrade lets you accomplish even more by allowing you to set and manage more goals per life category and more major goals overall. You will also be able to set and track empowering Personal Habits and gain access to Daily Quotes and Tips. Success Pro subscription also allows you to use the app when you are offline and where there is no network connection. Success Pro subscription is available for $2.99 a month or $24.99 a year through an auto-renewing subscription.
    For more information, go to: http://www.apppicker.com/apps/586970083/success-wizard–personal-goals-life-coaching-and-self-help-habits-coach

    43. Guided Mind

    43. Guided Mind

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    Cost: Free

    Relax and get guided through meditations on a variety of topics dealing with the stresses and challenges of day-to-day life.
    Updated frequently with new guides and meditations. Simple. Effective. And free.

    For much more information, go to: http://www.apppicker.com/apps/672076838/guided-mind–relieve-stress–suffering-caused-by-insomnia-pregnancy-anxiety–more-using-guided-meditation-imagery-hypnosis–mindfulness

    42. Goals Free

    42. Goals Free

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    Cost: Free (of course)

    Want to hike the Grand Canyon, read a new book each month, travel more and see the world?

    Well now you can achieve all of those goals with the help of Goals Free for iPhone. Simply enter your goal and whether its short or long term. You can then optionally add steps or reminders that will help you reach your goals.

    For more information, go to: http://www.apppicker.com/apps/671109510/goals-free

    41. Harmony Hypnosis

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    Cost: Free

    Harmony Hypnosis is brought to you by one of the first hypnotherapy companies in the world to provide services in the form of an app. Downloaded more than two million times around the world, it’s no surprise that they have won awards for Best App Ever and Best Mobile App.

    If you’re looking for a better, calmer you, this is the app to get. Harmony Hypnosis contains three free hypnotic meditations, simply listening to one for five consecutive days is virtually guaranteed to boost your mood and sense of well-being. The app uses suggestions and metaphors being delivered separately, yet simultaneously through both ears for an effect unlike other apps. The app also features relaxing music developed and composed in order to help you achieve a deeply relaxed hypnotic state.

    40. Self Help

    40. Self Help

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    Cost is free

    Free is the keyword here. With this app, you can download a huge collection of books and audio tracks on personal development, inspiration, hypnotherapy and business success.

    Take advantage. For more information, go to: http://www.apppicker.com/apps/684305975/life-coach–free-self-improvement-personal-development-and-hypnotherapy

    39. Gratitude and Happiness

    39. Gratitude and Happiness

    Cost: $4.99

    Gratitude and Happiness is a simple app that tracks four defined items and displays those in daily, weekly, and monthly graphs to show progress and how things are related: Degree of Happiness, Express Gratitude, In Touch with Friends, Acts of Kindness.

    Each entry has room for a note. These can be visited later when tapping on the graphs. That’s all. It is a simple, yet very effective happiness and gratitude journal.

    For more information, go to http://www.apppicker.com/apps/400152780/gratitude–happiness–a-selfhelp-journal-for-thoughts–mood-tracking

    38. Worry Watch: Anxiety Management

    38. Worry Watch Anxiety Management

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    Cost: $1.99

    Worry Watch is a unique journal app designed specifically to log these worries & self-realizations and track them visually. By logging and tracking ‘what might happen’ perception to ‘what did happen’ reality, we may get a deeper understanding of our worry patterns. Such an understanding may help us challenge our worry perceptions and subsequently may help change our future thought patterns in a positive way.

    37. Self Help for Anxiety Management

    37. Self Help for Anxiety Management

    Cost is free

    SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource.

The key features of SAM are:



    • Clearly laid out menus
    
• User guidance

    • External links

    • Self-monitoring of anxiety with graphical display

    • 25 self-help options covering: Information about anxiety, Thinking and anxiety, Physical relaxation, Mental relaxation, Health and Anxiety
    
• Guidance on putting self-help into practice

    • Closed social network of SAM users



    The content of SAM is presented in various media formats in order to support users in learning about anxiety and practicing self-help. Although not text-heavy, users will need to study the guidance to get the best out of SAM. Users are encouraged to build their own Anxiety Toolkit of SAM resources that they find helpful and to draw on this for regular practice in managing situations that are associated with anxiety.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/self-help-for-anxiety-management/id666767947?mt=8

    36. Sleep App

    36. Sleep App

    Cost: Free

    Raise your hand if you are one of the many millions of people that have trouble sleeping. If that is the case, this app might be exactly what you need.

    SleepApp combines MUSIC, ART and GAME in one relaxing experience. Use all your fingers to guide the star flow. You can create 10 different animations depending on the number of fingers touching the screen. It also provides a set of high quality music, specifically selected to help make you sleep. SleepApp isolates you, create a relaxed environment, and put you into a cyclical sleep pattern..

    For more information, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sleep-app-insomnia-relaxing/id585606271?mt=8

    35. Relax Lite: Stress and Anxiety Relief

    35. Relax Lite-  Stress and Anxiety Relief

    Cost: Free

    De-stress with our guided breathing exercises that use calming music to promote relaxation. It’s an ideal stress management tool, being simple and intuitive.

This is the LITE version of the Relax application by Saagara, it only has the beginner level of the structured breathing course used for relaxation. You can purchase the full version here: http://budurl.me/spsm

Finding time to relax can be very difficult for most people. Our app can be easily integrated into your daily life. Relax by Saagara enhances the way you feel and leaves you with more energy, stamina, and focus. The more you use it, the better and more effective the results.

    For more information, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/relax-lite-stress-anxiety/id409665681?mt=8

    34. Mindshift

    34. Mindshift

    Cost: Free

    Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.
    
Think of MindShift as your portable coach helping you face challenging situations and take charge of your life.

    
MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle:
    

• Test Anxiety

    • Perfectionism

    • Social Anxiety 

    • Performance Anxiety

    • Worry

    • Panic
    
• Conflict



    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindshift/id634684825?mt=8

    33. Personal Zen

    33. Personal Zen

    Cost: Free

    When we get anxious or stressed, we pay too much attention to the negatives and have less ability to see the positives in life. These habits of attention reduce our ability to cope effectively with stress and can create a vicious cycle of anxiety. Personal Zen helps to short-circuit these habits and frees you up to develop a more flexible and positive focus.

    You can reduce your stress and anxiety in as little as one sitting, and the more you play, the more you strengthen well-being and vaccinate yourself against the negative effects of stress.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/personal-zen/id689013447?mt=8

    32. Beat Panic

    32. Beat Panic

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    Cost: about $1 (based on U.K. pound)

    The Beat Panic app takes you through a series of flash cards designed in soothing colors and the text assists you in overcoming the panic attack in a gentle calm manner. It has been designed by someone who has lived with panic for many years and understands how frightening these attacks are.

    
Panic attacks can restrict your quality of life. You can lose your confidence and become very self conscious. It can prevent you from going out and socializing, for fear of having another panic attack. This can be extremely disabling and people around you may not understand. However, panic is very treatable and you can learn to control the symptoms.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/beat-panic/id452656397?mt=8

    31. Anxiety Psychopharmacology

    31. Anxiety Psychopharmacology

    Cost: $14.99

    This program provides an objective method to diagnose and treat anxiety disorders with pharmacology. A measurement based approach to treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder and PTSD.

This app is designed to be used by psychiatrists and mental health professionals in a clinical setting.



    Features:


    ◦Differential Diagnosis

    ◦Anxiety Score
◦OCD Score

    ◦PTSD Score

    ◦SAD Score

    ◦Treatment: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance abuse

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anxiety-psychopharmacology/id356829088?mt=8

    30. Relax and Rest Guided Meditations

    30. Relax and Rest Guided Meditations

    Cost: $1.99

    A great way to deal with anxiety: Here are three meditations of varying lengths that will allow you to relax deeply regardless of how much time you have available. Written Meditation Tips help support your experience with the guided meditations. No previous meditation experience is required.

– Breath Awareness Guided Meditation (5 min) – to get centered and relaxed when you only have time for a short break. 
– Deep Rest Guided Meditation (13 min) – allows you to sink into a deeply restful state. Many people use this meditation for falling asleep.
– Whole Body Guided Relaxation (24 min) – Relax totally and completely with this meditation which helps you locate tension in every part of the body, and let it go.

Each meditation can be listened to with or without music or nature sounds, and you can choose how long to listen to the music or nature sounds after the guided meditation finishes. Separate volume controls not only allow you to adjust the mix of voice and sounds to suit your preference, but give you the added option of listening to the music or nature sounds alone.

    For more information go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/relax-rest-guided-meditations/id354176883?mt=8

    29. Anxiety Free

    29. Anxiety Free

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    Cost: Free

    Anxiety, tension and stress are common in everyday modern life, and as well as a source of unhappiness, can lead to other problems. Stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol signal the body to a state of arousal to meet survival instincts. However, misplaced stressors, can do harm to your long term health; both physical effects such as raised blood pressure, and mental impairments including depression. Anxiety and tension are often unnecessary sources of stress, and give feelings of unease, affect our appetite, and in some cases lead to self medication of recreational drugs. All of which is detrimental to a happy and fulfilling lifestyle. So in order to tackle many of the problems of modern living, it is important to deal firstly with personal wellbeing and happiness.

    This App introduces the iCan hypnosis brand to a wider audience by being free, and can be used to learn self-hypnosis for tackling many other problems. We have applications that deal with addiction to nicotine, alcohol, that deal with medical disorders that can be reached through the process of hypnosis. It is a clinical hypnosis method that can directly connect to the subconscious and alleviate and ultimately allow you to be free from these troubles.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anxiety-free-ican-hypnosis/id410805846?mt=8

    28. Equanimity – Meditation Timer & Tracker

    28. Equanimity - Meditation Timer & Tracker

    Cost: $4.99

    Meditation is one way you can cope with the symptoms and side effects of anxiety. People who meditate can eventually train themselves to stay calm when feeling stressed or anxious.

    Equanimity – Meditation Timer & Tracker is simple and straightforward. Time each session and watch for visual light cues to let you know how long you’ve been meditating. Take notes about each session, and watch your progress as you learn to manage your stress and anxiety

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/equanimity-meditation-timer/id351825794?mt=8

    27. Sweet Beat

    27. Sweet Beat

    Cost: $1.99

    Benefits of SweetBeat:
    

•Regular use of SweetBeat creates awareness of the state of your nervous system.
    
•SweetBeat provides knowledge and information to make better decisions that affect your health and wellbeing.

    •If food sensitivities are preventing weight loss, SweetBeat identifies these so you can eliminate them from your diet.



    When to use SweetBeat: For fitness training, run a session in the morning. Below-average HRV results indicate that a low-exertion workout is optimal on that day. Also, discover if food sensitivities are inhibiting weight loss. And finally the app is intended to help restore your nervous system’s balance with a 5-10 minute session before meetings or public speaking engagements.


    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sweetbeat/id492588712?mt=8

    26. Mindfulness Bell

    26. Mindfulness Bell

    Cost: .99

    Rings a beautiful Tibetan Singing Bowl at a specified interval – or random intervals – throughout the day. Just set it up and then exit the app. The bell will ring in the background, whether the app is running or not.

NOTE: This app requires iOS 5.1 or higher – if you’re running an older iOS,

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindfulness-bell/id380816407?ls=1&mt=8

    25. Insight: Guided Meditations

    25. Insight Guided Meditations

    Cost: Free

    This app features free guided meditations by: Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Salzberg and many more amazing teachers.

With the app, you also get: A great community of more than 250,000 meditators from all over the world. The “Insight Timer” featuring beautiful Tibetan singing. And a daily meditation reminder chime.

    For more information go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/insight-guided-meditations/id606067144?mt=8

    24. iCounselor: Anxiety

    24. iCounselor Anxiety

    Cost: $1.29

    Learn skills to reduce your anxiety: All the material here was written by a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) with twenty-five years of counseling experience.

Begin by first rating your level of anxiety on a color coded scale of 0 (at ease) to 10 (panicked). You then move on to the first set of skills, where you will select one of ten different calming activities to perform. If you are not sure which skill to select, shake the iPhone or iPod and one will be randomly chosen.

After following the instructions for the calming activity, you will select one of ten ways to change your thoughts (or again, you may shake the device for a random selection). Changing your thoughts in order to change your feelings is the basis of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, the most widely practiced evidence based form of psychotherapy. 

After utilizing one of the thought changers, you proceed to selecting one type of solution for the problem that triggered your anxiety, or shake the device for a random selection.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/icounselor-anxiety/id336555160?mt=8

    23. Live OCD Free

    23. Live OCD Free

    Cost: $29.99

    Shown to reduce OCD symptoms by 34% in 8 weeks and endorsed by world-renowned OCD expert, Dr. Michael Jenike, Live OCD Free is an interactive application designed to guide users through the only evidence-based treatment, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. If you are struggling with OCD, ERP should be the foundation of your treatment program as research indicates it will significantly reduce symptoms for 80% who engage in this form of treatment. For more information on ERP, please consult the International OCD Foundation website at www.OCFoundation.org. 

For adult users, this app will help create exercises to diminish OCD symptoms, set practice goals and rewards to increase motivation and consistency (the keys to success with ERP), provide a multitude of tools to help fight OCD at any given moment (including specific tools for checking compulsions and contamination fears), and allow users (and any professional they may be working with) to track and monitor their progress. 

The children’s version, while having the same capabilities as the adult version, is game-like and engaging. Live OCD Free will guide child users through their battle with the Worry Wizard in an effort to reveal his true identity and, most importantly, conquer their OCD.

    Before you spend this kind of money on an app, please do your due diligence. Start by looking for more information at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/live-ocd-free/id509337840?mt=8

    22. Fear of Flying

    22. Fear of Flying

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    Cost: $4.59

    Never be alone with your fear of flying. The VALK Flight App will coach you through difficult flying moments. Whether it’s weeks or months prior to your journey, just before your flight, at the airport or on the airplane: with this App your in-flight therapist is with you all the way. The App provides you with facts, so your mind stops telling you the things that make you afraid, with exercises to reduce your stress level, handy tips and a special panic button option. 

The app is based on scientifically researched methods of treatment as used by the VALK Foundation during their regular therapeutic training sessions. 
The VALK Foundation has a 98% success rate and is a non-profit organization. 

You can use the Flight App during the flight with your phone in airplane mode. Once the app is downloaded you do not need an Internet connection.

    For more information go to: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/fear-of-flying-app/id501475441?mt=8

    21. Panic Attacks

    21. Panic Attacks

    Cost: Free

    In the app, you’ll find various ways to find relaxation.

1- Voice Guided Relaxation Session
2- Other relaxing sounds (ocean, campfire)

But you will also get specific Audio Tips to deal with a Panic Attack or an Anxiety Attack. Furthermore, there are some Videos about Panic Attacks where the narrator explains what happens in your body when you feel nervous and anxious. You’ll also learn what to do to relax. Relaxation is a strong antidote against phobias and anxieties.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panic-attacks-learn-how-to/id520496221?mt=8

    20. Phobia Free

    20. Phobia Free

    Cost: $28.99

    Are you spooked by spiders? Who isn’t? Phobia Free has been developed by two of UK’s leading consultant psychiatrists to help you the same way a real therapy would if you visited the doctor. The app features use exposure therapy to help you engage and remain relaxed when dealing with spiders.

In the app Dr Freeman, a virtual doctor, guides you through therapeutic mini-games. Starting off with Itsy, a super cute pink spider that looks like a Disney character, you’ll gradually face more and more realistic spiders. You will help them escape from humans or help them catch their lunch. In the last stage you will be able to interact with an augmented reality tarantula that looks and moves like the real thing.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/phobia-free/id627935349?mt=8

    19. Optimism

    19. Optimism

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    Cost: Free

    Optimism is a mood charting app that helps you develop strategies for managing depression, bipolar or other mental health conditions.

*Note: a network connection is needed to use this app.* 

The app helps you to: develop and monitor health strategies; learn the “triggers” of a decline in your mental health; and recognize the early warning signs of a decline.

Detailed charts and reports are available within the app or by immediate email delivery. These form a feedback loop, providing concrete starting points for exploring things that are affecting your mental health.

    For more information, go to https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/optimism/id352262677?mt=8

    18. Moody Me

    18. Moody Me

    Cost: Free

    Have more happy days! Track your mood with the Moody Me mood tracker app to find out what makes you feel good. Log your mood, note what affects it and record any treatments you’re taking. Take pictures of what makes you happy and play them back for an instant lift. Or see what makes you sad so you can better manage your mood. Whether you are managing a mood disorder, want to see how certain medications affect you or just want a snapshot of your disposition, Moody Me is the app for you!

Created by MedHelp, one of the world’s largest health communities, in partnership with GE Healthymagination.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moody-me-mood-diary-tracker/id411567371?mt=8

    17. Habitual Free

    17. Habitual Free

    Cost: Free

    Habitual is the iOS app that helps you make good habits and break bad ones. Cross out a day on the calendar and get cheered every day you are successful. Share achievements with friends and followers. Break down your habits and make plans to help yourself be even more successful.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/habitual-free/id591531938?mt=8

    16. Smiling Mind (for children)

    16. Smiling Mind

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    Cost: Free

    Developed in Australia. In recent years, Mindfulness Meditation has surged in popularity for use in the treatment of stress, resilience, anxiety, depression and other physical and mental illnesses. Highly regarded institutions such as UCLA, Harvard, Oxford, Monash and Melbourne Universities have developed clinical studies into the positive impacts of Mindfulness Meditation on health and general wellbeing.

Smiling Mind’s mission is to provide accessible, lifelong tools based in mindfulness meditation. Creating happier, healthier and more compassionate young people.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/smiling-mind/id560442518?mt=8

    15. Conversation Builder

    15. Conversation Builder

    Cost: $24.99

    Another app out of Australia. ConversationBuilder™ (Pat. Pend.) is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to have multi-exchange conversations with their peers in a variety of social settings.  

The auditory pattern of conversation is presented in a visual format to help students recognize and master the flow of conversation. Students will learn when it is appropriate to introduce themselves, ask questions, make observations and change the subject of the conversation.  

Being able to converse with peers is the cornerstone of developing relationships, and ConversationBuilder™ promotes development of this skill that so many elementary aged children struggle with in a fun and engaging way.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/conversationbuilder/id413939366?mt=8

    14. Addiction AVERT

    14. Addiction AVERT

    Cost: Free

    Addiction AVERT is a substance abuse craving reduction technique that can help individuals challenge cravings in the immediacy by bringing up realistic events and situations that will happen if they choose to use drugs, alcohol or smoke and what they will lose. AVERT can be customized to help motivate an individual’s personal recovery program and works with a sponsor. 
 

The organ that is diseased in addiction is the mid-brain which is the part of the brain responsible for our survival (food, sex, fight or flight). The cerebral cortex is responsible for logic, reasoning and moral functioning. 



For the most part the cerebral cortex has power over the mid-brain but in addiction this top down control is lost. The mid-brain actually hijacks the cerebral cortex and makes logic, reasoning and morality a liability, allowing for continued use and the continuation of harmful consequences.

AVERT helps interrupt this process and restore the top down control needed to successfully interrupt the mid-brains cruel tool (craving); restoring the cerebral cortex leading to rational thinking, which leads to abstinence for the alcoholic and drug addict. 


    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/addiction-avert/id533220167?mt=8

    13. Middle School Confidential

    13. Middle School Confidential

    Cost: $2.99

    Middle school can be a serious pain with bullies putting you down, blowups threatening friendships, and real doubts about how you measure up. Good thing you don’t have to go it alone! Meet Mateo, Michelle, Jack, Jen, Chris, and Abby—six friends trying to figure out what middle school’s all about. Follow their adventures and watch as they work to meet new challenges and survive the social scene—without losing sight of who they are.

Be Confident is based on Book 1 of the award-winning Middle School Confidential™ series written by teen expert Annie Fox, illustrated by Matt Kindt, and published by Free Spirit Publishing. This graphic novel app enables readers to zoom right into the story world. With beautiful full-color illustrations and richly layered audio made up of movie-like sound effects and music, Be Confident will be a sure-fire hit with 8–14 year olds. As a bonus for parents and teachers, this app puts thought-provoking entertainment and solutions into the hands of teens who deal with these personal issues every day. It will challenge teens to think about their emotions and behavior in new ways and encourage them to make more respectful, cooperative choices at school and at home.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/middle-school-confidential/id428588931?mt=8

    12. Emotionary

    12. Emotionary

    Cost: $2.49

    Emotionary guides users through five primary emotions to find the right category of feeling, with all definitions pared back to the essentials and displayed so they can be easily compared. With instant sharing functionality and the ability to create your own emotional ‘selfies’, emotionary means it’s never been more fun to express yourself effectively in the digital world.

Develop a rich vocabulary of emotions and you’ll have the building block for emotional intelligence. 

Emotionary is a dictionary of emotions and funny feelings. No fuss, no random unrelated meanings. Just a quick and easy way to expand your emotional vocabulary and express yourself better via the keyboard. With over 100 expressive full-sized emoticons and feelings to choose from, along with the ability to create your own emoticon, now’s the time to get the emotionary app and start sharing.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/emotionary/id498649064?mt=8

    11. Stop Drinking

    11. Stop Drinking

    Cost: $2.99

    Whether you are wanting to stop drinking altogether or regain control and cut down, this App will start to help you break those negative habits that lead to people reaching for a drink and give you the positive resources to achieve your goals, and so lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.

This relaxing, positive, motivational App will give you the tools to change your thinking and access the incredible power of your unconscious mind. When you can learn to easily break unwanted habits and regain control of your clarity of thought, well-being, money, health and much more then this App will help you change your life.

    For more information, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stop-drinking-andrew-johnson/id365566955?mt=8

    10. Biblical Encouragement – Alcohol Addiction

    10. Biblical Encouragement - Alchohol Addictions

    Cost: .99

    WorldLink’s Biblical Encouragement – Alcohol Addiction application provides encouraging Bible verses for the myriad of emotions and physical symptoms associated with alcohol abuse and addiction. The app facilitates a personal and meaningful conversation between you and God. 

Start by telling God how you are feeling today about your alcohol addiction. Addicted? Anxious? Doubtful? Frustrated? Losing your will? Met your goal? Missed your goal? Ready to give up? Struggling with backsliding? Tempted? Worried about lifestyle changes? Not seeing results? And more. Then let God encourage you through His word, the Holy Bible (New International Version).

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/biblical-encouragement-alcohol/id347693031?mt=8

    9. 24 Hours a Day

    9. 24 Hours a Day

    Cost: $4.99

    One of Healthline’s Best Alcoholism Apps of 2014

Find inspiration anywhere, at any time, with Hazelden Publishing’s Twenty-Four Hours a Day app featuring all 366 daily meditations from the classic best-selling meditation book for people in recovery from addiction.

    At the touch of a fingertip, Twenty-Four Hours a Day becomes your companion, making it easy to focus on your sobriety wherever you are. Practicing the Twelve Steps has never been more accessible.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twenty-four-hours-a-day/id389029534?mt=8

    8. 12 Steps AA Companion

    8. 12 Steps AA Companion

    Cost: $2.99

    The original and most comprehensive sobriety tool available for members of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    With a feature packed Big Book reader, search tool, sobriety calculator, notes, AA contacts database and more, your experience is unmatched! Every member of AA will find this app very useful yet quite simple to use.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/12-steps-aa-companion-alcoholics/id295775656?mt=8

    7. PTSD Support

    7. PTSD Support

    Cost: Free

    This app offers a variety of resources to support you in your experience with post traumatic stress disorder. The resources are intended to not only support veterans and other soldiers, but also their wives, husbands, children, parents, and other family members that have been affected by PTSD in some way. This app will automatically update with that new content.

Some of the PTSD resources this app provides includes:

News: A live feed of news updates related to PTSD as well as other relevant information for veterans and their families. We collect this news from some of the best military and private organizations working to support veterans.

 Videos: A comprehensive library of videos related to post traumatic stress disorder for vets. These videos include testimonies from other soldiers and their families, information on military health resources for veterans, professional counseling and psychiatry insights on PTSD, and practical tips on how to seek professional help for how PTSD is affecting you and/or your loved ones.

Podcasts: These are streaming audio files that you can listen to on your mobile device. Many of the podcasts also provide links for you to download the actual file for future use on your mobile phone or computer. The podcasts consist of not only professional counselors and psychiatrists discussing PTSD, but also personal stories from veterans and their experiences with post traumatic stress disorder.

Links: We have included a variety of useful websites where you can seek additional information about how either the military or private organizations can support you in your experience with PTSD.

    For much more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ptsd-support/id379160810?mt=8

    6. mTBI Pocket Guide

    6. mTBI Pocket Guide

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    Cost: Free

    The mTBI Pocket Guide serves as a quick reference, all-encompassing resource on the treatment and management of patients with mild Traumatic Brain Injury and related symptoms. The application is designed for use by providers who evaluate and treat patients with suspected mTBI and includes mTBI basics, a summary of the VA/DoD mTBI clinical practice guideline, patient education tools and more!
    One key feature of the app is the ICD9 coding wizard which walks the provider through coding initial and subsequent TBI-related encounters.

    For information go to https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mtbi-pocket-guide/id479348842?mt=8

    5. T2 Mood Tracker

    5. T2 Mood Tracker

    Cost: Free

    T2 Mood Tracker allows users to monitor their moods on six pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being). Custom scales can also be built. Users rate their moods by swiping a small bar to the left or to the right.

    The ratings are displayed on graphs to help users track their moods over time. Notes can be recorded to document daily events, medication changes and treatments that may be associated with mood changes, providing accurate information to help health care providers make treatment decisions.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/t2-mood-tracker/id428373825?mt=8

    4. Previdence

    4. Previdence

    Cost: Free

    An evaluation tool that allows individuals to assess themselves or others for depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol and suicidal issues. It gives recommendations to help with any issues at hand. The app allows individuals to monitor progress over time.

    The Previdence App gives you access to the depression, anxiety, suicide and drug and alcohol assessments as well as the powerful action plan section to give you the recommendations you need to be able to monitor progress and help you give hope to the ones you care about

    For more information go to http://www.previdence.com/support/

    3. Living in Love

    3. Living in Love

    Cost: Free

    The mega book selling author Deepak Chopra and Chopra Center Meditation present this guided meditation app Ananda – Living in Love. Mix and match 22 guided meditations with 22 musical tracks to create 484 unique meditation experiences.

    Customize the length of your meditation practice and control the sound balance between the music and meditation tracks to create a truly personal meditation library at your fingertips. Join our meditation community today to experience greater joy, balance, and wellbeing!

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/living-in-love/id727632835?mt=8

    2. Operation Reach Out

    2. Operation Reach Out

    Free

    Operation Reach Out is designed to: Encourage people to reach out for help when they are having suicidal thoughts. Also to help those who are concerned about family members, spouses, or fellow service members who may be suicidal.


    The app, in a way, provides a personal contact help center. It also provides activities to help people who are depressed stay connected to others.
Operation Reach Out is part of MCA-D’s effort to provide timely and effective support and guidance for military families.

Note: Due to the severity of the topic, this app contains many videos segments and may take up extra memory and time to download. Video must be downloaded while connected by wifi.

    For more information go to https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/operation-reach-out/id478899653?mt=8

    1. PTSD Coach

    1. PTSD Coach

    Cost: Free

    PTSD Coach was designed for Veterans and military Service Members who have, or may have, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies.

    Users can customize tools based on their preferences and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not. PTSD Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

    For more information go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ptsd-coach/id430646302?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3d2