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Riley Heruska
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We've all heard about apps like Headspace and MyFitnessPal, but what other resources exist in your phone? There are dozens of apps available that can help you become a healthier, happier person. Here are ten that you should download ASAP if you want to start caring for your mental health on a regular basis. 

Note: All of these apps are available for both Android and IOS users.

Moodpath 

Ever wish you could carry a therapist around with you in your pocket? Moodpath can give you that feeling of reassurance. Experts designed the app to support users through difficult times. It asks important questions and screens for symptoms of depression. Additionally, videos and psychological exercises help you understand your moods and emotions.

Quit That! 

Most of us have habits we'd like to quit. Whether it's smoking, drinking, binge eating, or shopping, this app can help you nix the addiction.The interface is straightforward and ad-free, so you can focus solely on breaking your habit. Doctors and therapists have recommended Quit That!, and hundreds of five-star reviews indicate that it's worth downloading.

Happify 

Using a variety of techniques and intervention methods employed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this app helps you control feelings of sadness and anxiety. If you consistently find yourself drowning in negative thoughts, Happify can help you overcome the stress and give you ways to improve your life satisfaction. It even calculates our emotional well-being through reported activities, habits, and emotions.

SuperBetter

Controlling your negative moods is much easier with a tool like SuperBetter. This app utilizes a game that helps users build resilience and focus on being positive, even when life is tough. Reviewers with chronic illnesses, anxiety, depression, and PTSD have all reported feeling better within 30 days of using the app 

MindShift  

This app was built to aid teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety. It serves as a motivator in your pocket, cheering you on and helping you cope with intense emotions or challenging situations. By shifting your mindset, you can assess what is stressing you out and how you can deal with the problem. 

Pacifica 

If you feel alone or misunderstood in your battle with anxiety, this app is for you. Pacifica brings together a community of people who are all stressed and/or fighting unmanageable emotions. The app also equips users with audio lessons, activities, daily challenges, and goal-setting software.

7 Cups 


In today's world, therapy doesn't have to take place in an office with an in-person doctor. 7 Cups gives users access to trained listeners and licensed therapists who provide advice anonymously. They are trained to assist with bullying, panic attacks, eating disorders, relationship problems, and a variety of other psychological issues. Don't give up if you think therapy is too expensive. Instead, download 7 Cups and start working with a professional today. 

What's Up 


This app employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy to help users cope with depression and other problems. Users track their positive and negative habits, then work to break the negative patterns. Don't worry, you don't have to do all the analysis; What's Up asks you more than 100 questions to figure out what you're feeling and help put an end to negative thought patterns

Lifesum 


Looking for an app that can help with every aspect of your physical and mental well-being? Lifesum tackles everything from eating well to drinking water and thinking positively. The app will even generate a "Life Score" that gives you an in-depth look at steps you can take to feel happier. 

Daylio 

Many of us want to start journaling, but we just don't have the time to write every day. Daylio helps with that by prompting you to type out a single line every day. You can also track moods, add activities, and keep notes. As you use Daylio regularly, you'll begin to understand your habits and trends. This allows you to work on becoming more productive.


What apps do you use to stay healthy, both physically and mentally? Let us know in the comments! 

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