Mobile Apps to Help You Manage Your Health

Reviewed May 19, 2017

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Summary

Find apps for stress management, depression, substance use disorder, and other issues.

This list of apps can help you manage a mental health, medical, or substance use condition as well as help you lead a happy, healthier lifestyle, from the convenience of your mobile device.

Stress management and relaxation

Breathe2Relax App is a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise.

Mindfulness Coach: This app will help you practice mindfulness meditation. It was developed for people who may be experiencing emotional distress and for those wanting to maintain healthy coping practices.

On the Verge: This app helps you to shift past the distractions of your busy mind and move into a state of clarity.

Tactical Breather App can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress.

T2 Mood Tracker App is a mobile application that allows users to monitor and track emotional health.

Emotional and physical abuse

Circle of 6
A free app that prevents violence before it happens.
www.circleof6app.com

Suicide

These free apps are available for download from Android Market and iTunes App Store.

Ask and Prevent Suicide
Operation Reach Out
Suicide Safe

Disaster preparedness and recovery

  American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness and Information Apps provide information on disaster preparedness and recovery, and help you monitor situations such as hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, and floods. 

 FEMA App contains disaster safety tips, interactive lists for storing your emergency kit and emergency meeting location information, and a map with open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App: Users can navigate pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources, and more. Available in multiplatforms.

Substance use disorder

The Addiction Recovery Guide: A list of apps available for cell phones, to help you get the help you need when you need it
www.addictionrecoveryguide.org/resources/mobile_apps

Step Away: Mobile Intervention for Alcohol Addiction. Available at Apple.com/iTunes.

Fitness/Weight management

Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker contains information on almost 2 million foods. Free from MyFitness Pal (Android and Apple.com/iTunes).

Calorific: Log the food you eat and get feedback on your choices. Free on the Android Market and Apple.com/iTunes.

Diet Assistant offers healthy diet plans, advanced weight tracker, and progress charts on an Android or Apple platform. Free on Google Play.

LoseIt: Set a calorie goal, and then track how many calories you consume or burn in exercise. Free on Apple.com/iTunes.

Autism

Apps for Autism, compiled by Autism Speaks.
www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/autism-apps

Crisis intervention

The following services provide support, counseling, and referrals via text messaging.
 
DoSomething.org provides a free Crisis Text Line (www.crisistextline.org) for teens and young people. Teens can text 741741 anywhere, any time, and a live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly.
 
Mood 24/7 allows you to track your mood on a daily basis and view a result of your results online. Results can be shared with a doctor or therapist. Sign up for daily text messages at www.mood247.com.

Summary

Find apps for stress management, depression, substance use disorder, and other issues.

This list of apps can help you manage a mental health, medical, or substance use condition as well as help you lead a happy, healthier lifestyle, from the convenience of your mobile device.

Stress management and relaxation

Breathe2Relax App is a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise.

Mindfulness Coach: This app will help you practice mindfulness meditation. It was developed for people who may be experiencing emotional distress and for those wanting to maintain healthy coping practices.

On the Verge: This app helps you to shift past the distractions of your busy mind and move into a state of clarity.

Tactical Breather App can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress.

T2 Mood Tracker App is a mobile application that allows users to monitor and track emotional health.

Emotional and physical abuse

Circle of 6
A free app that prevents violence before it happens.
www.circleof6app.com

Suicide

These free apps are available for download from Android Market and iTunes App Store.

Ask and Prevent Suicide
Operation Reach Out
Suicide Safe

Disaster preparedness and recovery

  American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness and Information Apps provide information on disaster preparedness and recovery, and help you monitor situations such as hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, and floods. 

 FEMA App contains disaster safety tips, interactive lists for storing your emergency kit and emergency meeting location information, and a map with open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App: Users can navigate pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources, and more. Available in multiplatforms.

Substance use disorder

The Addiction Recovery Guide: A list of apps available for cell phones, to help you get the help you need when you need it
www.addictionrecoveryguide.org/resources/mobile_apps

Step Away: Mobile Intervention for Alcohol Addiction. Available at Apple.com/iTunes.

Fitness/Weight management

Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker contains information on almost 2 million foods. Free from MyFitness Pal (Android and Apple.com/iTunes).

Calorific: Log the food you eat and get feedback on your choices. Free on the Android Market and Apple.com/iTunes.

Diet Assistant offers healthy diet plans, advanced weight tracker, and progress charts on an Android or Apple platform. Free on Google Play.

LoseIt: Set a calorie goal, and then track how many calories you consume or burn in exercise. Free on Apple.com/iTunes.

Autism

Apps for Autism, compiled by Autism Speaks.
www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/autism-apps

Crisis intervention

The following services provide support, counseling, and referrals via text messaging.
 
DoSomething.org provides a free Crisis Text Line (www.crisistextline.org) for teens and young people. Teens can text 741741 anywhere, any time, and a live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly.
 
Mood 24/7 allows you to track your mood on a daily basis and view a result of your results online. Results can be shared with a doctor or therapist. Sign up for daily text messages at www.mood247.com.

Summary

Find apps for stress management, depression, substance use disorder, and other issues.

This list of apps can help you manage a mental health, medical, or substance use condition as well as help you lead a happy, healthier lifestyle, from the convenience of your mobile device.

Stress management and relaxation

Breathe2Relax App is a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise.

Mindfulness Coach: This app will help you practice mindfulness meditation. It was developed for people who may be experiencing emotional distress and for those wanting to maintain healthy coping practices.

On the Verge: This app helps you to shift past the distractions of your busy mind and move into a state of clarity.

Tactical Breather App can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress.

T2 Mood Tracker App is a mobile application that allows users to monitor and track emotional health.

Emotional and physical abuse

Circle of 6
A free app that prevents violence before it happens.
www.circleof6app.com

Suicide

These free apps are available for download from Android Market and iTunes App Store.

Ask and Prevent Suicide
Operation Reach Out
Suicide Safe

Disaster preparedness and recovery

  American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness and Information Apps provide information on disaster preparedness and recovery, and help you monitor situations such as hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, and floods. 

 FEMA App contains disaster safety tips, interactive lists for storing your emergency kit and emergency meeting location information, and a map with open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App: Users can navigate pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources, and more. Available in multiplatforms.

Substance use disorder

The Addiction Recovery Guide: A list of apps available for cell phones, to help you get the help you need when you need it
www.addictionrecoveryguide.org/resources/mobile_apps

Step Away: Mobile Intervention for Alcohol Addiction. Available at Apple.com/iTunes.

Fitness/Weight management

Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker contains information on almost 2 million foods. Free from MyFitness Pal (Android and Apple.com/iTunes).

Calorific: Log the food you eat and get feedback on your choices. Free on the Android Market and Apple.com/iTunes.

Diet Assistant offers healthy diet plans, advanced weight tracker, and progress charts on an Android or Apple platform. Free on Google Play.

LoseIt: Set a calorie goal, and then track how many calories you consume or burn in exercise. Free on Apple.com/iTunes.

Autism

Apps for Autism, compiled by Autism Speaks.
www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/autism-apps

Crisis intervention

The following services provide support, counseling, and referrals via text messaging.
 
DoSomething.org provides a free Crisis Text Line (www.crisistextline.org) for teens and young people. Teens can text 741741 anywhere, any time, and a live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly.
 
Mood 24/7 allows you to track your mood on a daily basis and view a result of your results online. Results can be shared with a doctor or therapist. Sign up for daily text messages at www.mood247.com.

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