Online Alcoholics Anonymous and Other Support Groups
Breathe to Relax (For Anxiety)
Device: Android, Apple
Developer: The National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2)
This app is a stress management tool that will help you learn how to perform and use diaphragmatic breathing techniques for stress control. It also provides you with education about the biology of stress, the effects of stress on the body, how to do diaphragmatic breathing and the biology of breathing. Using this app can be helpful to your meditation practice as well.
Headspace (For Mindfulness)
Devices: Android and iPhone
A few minutes could change your whole day. Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more, and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. We’ll teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.
Mindshift (For Anxiety)
Device: iPhone and Android
Free evidence-based mental health relief and tools for tackling worry, panic, perfectionism, social anxiety and phobias. This app uses strategies based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) “to help you to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.”
PTSD Coach (For Post-Traumatic Stress)
From the website: PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support and tools that can help you 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. You can customize tools based on your preferences and can integrate your 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.