Mental Health: Apps that can Help Improve our Mental Health
Nowadays there now seems to be an app for everything, from ride sharing to money management, the options are endless. In addition to the numerous lifestyle apps, there are some greats apps to help promote your mental health and wellness.
According to Statistics Canada, “approximately 2.8 million people, or 10.1% of Canadians aged 15 and older, reported symptoms consistent with at least one of six mental or substance use disorders in the past 12 months”. With increased technology, apps make it easier to access supports and information. Of course when struggling with mental health issues, apps don’t replace the work of a trained professional through psychotherapy and counselling however these apps are often used to compliment the work being done in therapy.
Here are a couple of apps that can help promote and increase your mental health and wellness:
Headspace is a mindfulness and meditation app. Headspace provides daily meditations that can help you relax and better cope with stress. The app is free, and daily reminders and alarms can be setup so you never forget a meditation. To learn more about mindfulness and the benefits please check out my previous post on mindfulness.
Thought Diary is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) app that helps people better manage unwanted and unhealthy thinking patterns. It’s a simple and easy way to challenge your thoughts to find more balance. To learn more about CBT and the benefits, please check out my previous post on CBT.
Think Up: Positive Affirmations
We often struggle with motivation and self-esteem, Think Up helps us with creating more positive self-talk to help increase motivation and personal development.
Grateful: A Gratitude Journal
They often say it takes 1 bad thing to ruin 3 good things, and often our day is derailed when 1 something bad happens. However there is always good things happening around us. Gratefulness forces us to reflect and give thanks. By practicing being grateful, we often gain better perspective of our lives.
Just a reminder that these apps don’t replace the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy, however are great additions when working with a trained professional. If interested in speaking to a professional, book an appointment with our resident therapist. Psychotherapy and Counselling services are available at Bronte Wellness Boutique.Apps that can help improve our mental health