Stress, anxiety, depression are not a recent phenomenon. For decades, people have been struggling to strike a balance between mental and emotional health. Technological evolution has touched each and every aspect of human lives and one such area is healing and self-care. Mobile apps have made healing therapy and self-care more accessible, efficient, cost-effective and portable.

Self-care encompasses several aspects relating to meditation, yoga, counseling with a therapist regularly, running, or any other thing that makes you feel relaxed and have a calming effect on your mind. However, a competitive environment, busy schedule and timing constraints make it difficult to meet therapist. That’s when technology plays a critical role with self-care apps. Now healing and self-care is at your fingertips and literally in your pocket in your mobile app.

However, it is just a question of will and determination to maintain overall well-being. With New Year around the corner, here are some top mobile apps for self-care touching different areas of life such as physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual aspects

With 50+ million downloads and over 700,000 5-star reviews, Calm app comes with the most impressive credentials. Calm is one of the most popular apps for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. It impressive credentials include being handpicked as “Apple BEST OF 2018 award winner”, Apple's “App of the Year 2017” Google Play “Editor's Choice 2018”, and recognized by the Center for Humane Technology as "the world's happiest app".


-Hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users
Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of minutes to meet the perfect length and fit with your schedule

-new 10-minute program added daily to help ease you into the day or unwind with before bed

-100+ Sleep Stories: adult bedtime stories guaranteed to lull you to sleep

-Life-changing Calm Masterclasses taught by world-renowned experts

-Breathing exercises and soothing music to increase the level of focus, relaxation and sleep level

-Unguided timed meditation and open-ended meditation
Nature sounds and scenes to use during meditation, yoga or to help you sleep

Moodpath - Depression & Anxiety Test

Moodpath is a depression app to assist users to track, monitor, and understand complaints in an organized manner. The main aim is to find out which negative behavior could be connected with a worse well-being. Upon completion of the program, users will receive a detailed summary or assessment that can be shared with healthcare professionals, therapists, psychiatrists, or general physicians. It is during this period that users can find information on psychology, depression symptoms, therapy and mental health.

Moodpath as your intelligent mood tracker and journal

Get daily questions about your emotional and physical well-being
-Generates a bi-weekly mental health assessment
-Receive supportive insights to understand patterns and triggers
-Choice of selecting from a large library with exercises based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
-Helps improve your sleep and deal with stress
-Understand the psychology behind your moods
-Integrate mindfulness into your everyday life

CBT-I Coach

Inadequate sleep can result in several mental and physical health problems. This app uses cognitive behavioral techniques to improve your sleep habits and offers a structured program that can be used with therapists at CBT sessions.

-Cbt-I Coach uses therapy manual, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Veterans.
-App is suitable for both the beginner and for those in CBT therapy
-Suitable for older iOS users who have iOS 8.2, also compatible with later iOS versions
-Accreditation: VA’s National Center for PTSD, Stanford School of Medicine, and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology

Sanvello:Stress & Anxiety Help

One of the leading apps to overcome stress, anxiety, and depression, Sanvello offers the right tools and with just a tap users can feel better. Formerly Pacifica, Sanvello offers clinically validated strategies and support to help you feel happier over time.

Designed by psychologists for a range of needs
Provides audio lessons and activities based on CBT and other proven techniques.
Choose your path to gain insight and build life skills.
Sanvello changes outlook with tools to calm mind and ways to redirect negative thoughts.
Sanvello progress assessments provide connections between experiences, activities, and emotions.
Vibrant community of users.

This quick round up of apps will help in overcoming anxiety and depression. It is important to use mobile revolution to make the healing process quicker and pain free.

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