Stress and Anxiety Apps

It’s finals week! During this home stretch, it is important to remember to keep calm and take care of your mental and physical health.  Sometimes it’s difficult to remember to slow down and take time for yourself when you feel like you have so many finals to study for, but keep in mind that dealing with stress in a healthy manner can actually improve cognitive function and focus.

Below is a list of apps that can help with anxiety and stress.  As students, we are always on our phones – why not use them as tools to help with mental health? (Bonus: all are free!)


7 Cups

  • Connects you one-on-one to a listener or online therapist anonymously
  • Has daily goals for your personal pathway
  • Can help if you have stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems

 


Pacifica

  • Gives you tools based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relaxation, and wellness
  • Attempts to break the cycle of anxiety using tools that target each component of anxiety

 

 


Calm

  • The #1 app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy, and peace to your daily life

 

 

 

 


What’s Up? Anxiety

  • Some of the best Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, and more
  • Easy-to-follow methods and modern design for ease of use

 

 


Self-Help Anxiety Management

  • A friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety
  • Developed by psychologists, computer scientists, and student users to offer you the best experience

 

 


Headspace

  • Guided meditations suitable for all levels
  • Meditation can help improve focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety, and reduce stress

 

 

 


Hellomind

  • Helps battle problems like stress, bad sleep, weight gain, and low self-esteem
  • Choose a treatment, then relax and listen to the sessions
  • Take back control from negative emotions, cravings, fears, and bad habits

 

 


Stop, Breathe & Think

  • Mindfulness and meditation app
  • Check in to how you are thinking and feeling
  • Get recommended guided meditations tuned to your emotions

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