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8 Apps That Could Help You Deal With Anxiety



Dealing with mental health issues is a lifelong struggle that requires a support system and routine that might go beyond a mental health service provider. With the advent of technology, however, help has become more accessible than before.

For those struggling with anxiety but cannot afford therapy just yet, there are myriad of free mental health apps available to smartphone users that can be downloaded in a matter of minutes. These apps could address certain mental health issues or even help manage stress levels in your daily lives, but it is important to remember that they cannot replace professional help.


Moodfit is a tool and insight app designed to “help you feel better.” It supplies daily goals to improve your mood fitness and has actionable data for you to determine what brings you up or down.


Formerly called Pacifica, the app Sanvello offers clinically validated techniques and support to help you relieve symptoms. Going by its reviews, it is believed to be the best for relieving stress. Sanvello teaches mindfulness skills and provides mood and health tracking tools that can be used to improve mental and physical health.

Mood Mission

As its name suggests, Mood Mission is a mission-based app that improves your mood and coping skills.

Talkspace Counseling & Therapy

Among the leading online therapy apps, Talkspace connects you with a licensed mental health professional so you can receive therapy from your digital devices.


Established by Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe, Headspace specializes in meditation and mindfulness. Some of the things that can be learned through Headspace are mindfulness and cognitive diffusion, breaking exercises, meditation practice, tips for increased relaxation, and concentration.

CPT Coach

This app is targeted at individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who are currently in active treatment with a trained cognitive processing therapy (CPT) therapist. It offers a great deal of information about PTSD symptoms and a step-by-step, session-by-session approach to following the assessments that correspond with each week of CPT treatment.


A fun, self-guided app that uses science-based games and activities to help reduce stress, build resilience, and overcome negative thoughts.

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide

This app is made to counter depression and is aimed at educating users or depression and strategies for managing symptoms.

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