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Mental Health Resources
“Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.”
- Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.
- 46 percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14.
Mental health is no different from physical health and wellness. If you need help, some phone apps from various resources are listed below. They address a variety of concerns and can be used to support the work you do in therapy or assist with self-care. Apps are not to be used in substitution for person-to -person therapy support.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool for iPhone and Android devices. It’s a diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.
Mindshift, for iPhone and Android devices, is designed to provide you with tools for managing various types of anxiety, including test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict.
SAM (Self-Help for Anxiety Management), an iPhone and Android app, assists in tracking anxiety, identifying anxiety triggers, teaching breathing and relaxation strategies, and developing an anxiety management toolkit.
Stop Panic and Anxiety
Stop Panic and Anxiety is a free Android app with self-help methods to manage panic and anxiety. This app operates under the assumption that one is suffering from panic attacks due to Panic Disorder, thus perhaps not appropriate for other kinds of anxiety.
The Tactical Breather app for iPhone and Android devices are helpful to increase control over physiological and psychological responses to stress. It is through practice and training that one can learn to increase control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and physiological body responses during stressful situations.
Cognitive Diary CBT
The self-help methods used in this Android app are based on the tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and challenge irrational thinking.
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
This Android app contains a depression screening, audios, articles, and a cognitive diary.
MoodGYM is an internet based Cognitive Behavioral treatment for Depression developed by a psychologist. One must create an account and then follow a treatment plan. This is an excellent tool to use in conjunction with individual psychotherapy.
Mental Health Tools
T2 Mood Tracker
T2 Mood Tracker is an iPhone and Android app that monitors and tracks emotional health. The app records a range of emotions for anxiety, depression, head injury, stress, posttraumatic stress and general well-being. One can track progress and results.
Headspace, for iPhone and Android, is a meditation for 21st century. One can get unique daily guided meditations, facts and progress notes, all geared to foster calm and clarity.
Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep
An Android app contains a list of 6 different good quality nature relaxing sounds (sounds of nature) and one can begin a personal audio therapy.
PTSD Coach was developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD. This iPhone and Android app is intended to be used as an adjunct to psychological treatment, but can also serve as a stand-alone education tool.
An Android app created by a clinical psychologist using the methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help improve self-esteem. This app may be for you if low self-esteem is affecting your relationships or preventing you from being successful at school. If you’re unhappy with yourself, or having problems with anxiety or depression, this app may be for you.
An iPhone app developed specifically to support suicide survivors after a recent attempt. It provides a daily mood diary, suggestions for decreasing social isolation, and other ways to track warning signs of suicidality.
An award-winning suicide prevention iPhone app that helps users track daily mood/thoughts, creates a safety plan, locates the nearest hospitals, and obtains access to coping methods.
Virtual Hope Box
iPhone and Android app helps with relaxation, assists in decreasing the feeling of overwhelming emotion, and increases positive thinking.
Sexual Assault Resources
Circle of 6
iPhone app allows a person to connect with your most trusted friends to stay close in an attempt to prevent violence before it happens. If one gets into an uncomfortable situation, use Circle of 6 to automatically send your six friends a pre-programmed SMS alert message with your exact location.
An Android app developed to help people cope with the emotional and physical cravings for alcohol.
An iPhone app assists a smoker wanting to quit wait longer between each smoke until they are gradually able to quit.
Links for virtual therapy resources:
“BLHF’s COVID-19 Virtual Therapy Campaign
COVID-19 has had a profound and unprecedented impact on all of our daily lives. The COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support campaign was developed to cover the cost for virtual or tele-therapy services by licensed, culturally competent clinicians in our network for up to five (5) sessions. This campaign is exclusive to individuals and families experiencing a life-changing event(s) related to or triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and/or stress/anxiety regarding race relations and injustice towards people of color. First come, first serve until all funds are exhausted. Sign up!”
“With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.”
These Businesses Are Offering Free Or Reduced-Cost Mental Health Care To The Black Community. Click here to learn more.
These resources (click here) will update as we have more information. Please check back often for updates, or contact your Student Success Coach!