Applications (Beta)

Me - My Mental Health [Free]

Me - Mental Health App

Me – My Mental Health

Keep a mood diary, call a helpline and share your feelings!

 


 

Mood Diary

Add a new entry to your mood diary, save it as a draft to finish later. Rate it. Colour it. Express yourself in text, with a quote or even a YouTube video.

Helpline Information

Breathe

Breathe together when you need it. Use Breathe to calm yourself during an anxiety attack, or simply to take a moment to yourself.

Helpline Support

Your countries* helplines at your fingertips, access information about the helplines with ease.

Trusted Contacts

Quick access to the people that are there to support you. Trusted Contacts has your back.

Sharing

Share a single or multiple diary entries with ease. Great for sharing with anyone that you need to.

Security

Don’t want anyone peeking at your personal diary? Lock it. Add a code or unlock with your fingerprint**.

Lastly, enjoy the experience.

Join our beta to receive early access to new features as they become available and open for testing!

*Please note: helplines are only available in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore and USA.

** Fingerprint locking is only available on Android devices that enable fingerprint unlocking.

 


 

Write-up composed by Karl Jones.

 


 

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Calm [Free]

Calm

Benefit from an easy and soothing session of Meditation (for free!) through this application. There are also functions for Sleep Stories, Breathing Techniques, and Nature Relaxation.

 


 

I’ve personally used the Daily Calm function before going to bed, as well as Body Scan at the start of numerous therapy sessions. It helps me to get back in touch with my emotions when I’m particularly anxious or am dissociating right before opening up to a psychologist. You can also join the @calm community!

Mindfulness Tips and Tricks:

https://calmlife.squarespace.com

You can also join the @calm on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter for quotes and visuals that will remind you to practise #dailycalm. Remember, you are not alone in spite of these personal experiences of fear, anxiety, stress or panic.

 


 

Contributed by Wren

 


 

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Stigma: Journal, Diary, Mood & Anxiety Tracker [Free]

Stigma - App

Stigma: Journal, Diary, Mood & Anxiety Tracker

Stigma is the highest rated app for mental health in the App Store. Created by a founder who deals with bipolar disorder and anxiety, Stigma provides you a safe way to build your support network, journal what’s on your mind, and keep track of your mood. Thousands of people use Stigma to see what influences their mood and connect with peers who deal with similar struggles. It was recently featured in the App Store and has over 2,000 5-star reviews!

 


 

Trying out this application, certain features stood out to me very much:

  1. Support Networks: Find PenPals, support groups, and communities anonymously.
  2. Journaling: Write short journal entries that you can share with the community.
  3. Progress Tracking: Mood graphs and calendars track your mood over the days.
  4. [Paid] Advanced Analytics: Learn how factors such as fitness and location affect your mood.
  5. Password Protection

 Support Networks and Journaling

While other applications and websites allow you to connect with others anonymously, Stigma takes it a step further by encouraging the building of support networks with PenPals. You get to look at recommended PenPal profiles, including information such as interests and issues, before deciding whether or not to contact this individual.

Each journal entry starts with a mood that you can select from a list (e.g. Angry, Lonely, Anxious, Good, Accomplished), followed by a short write-up whereby you can write about anything you like, as long as it stays within 400 words (paid users get 1000 words). You can then choose to share the entry with the community, tying in nicely with the

Claire’s Stigma word-cloud

supporting network building feature of the application. You can also choose when you’d like to receive reminders (if at all) so that you don’t forget to write in your journal.

 

Progress Tracking and Advanced Analytics

Once you’ve started writing entries, you are presented with a nice graph tracking your mood, and who doesn’t like pretty graphs that save you the trouble of staring at numbers, right? Sure, there are other applications that let you track your mood and progress, but Stigma takes it a step further and shows you a word-cloud – different words used in your entries are collected into a cloud so you can see what words are used more (they’ll be bigger).

As for advanced analytics, it is a paid feature going for SGD4.48/month or SGD44.98/year

Password Protection

If you’re like me, you’ll love this often overlooked and underrated feature – password protection. Keep people out of the application by setting a passcode lock.

Bonus: Stigma Blog!

What’s even more brilliant, is that the creators of Stigma have also started their own mental health blog, where their posts are categorised into Mental Health, Support Groups, Anxiety, Happiness, and Depression.

 


 

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MindShift [Free]

Mindshift

MindShift

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.

 


 

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

 


 

Contributed by Sean

 


 

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Stop, Breathe & Think: Meditate [Free]

Stop, Breathe & Think

Stop, Breathe & Think: Meditate

“The Stop, Breathe & Think app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building lifestyle tool that is simple, fun and easy to use.

 


 

“The Stop, Breathe & Think app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building lifestyle tool that is simple, fun and easy to use.

Take a break from the stress and anxiety of daily life to relax with meditations for the body and mind. Self-healing begins with a quick check-in. Tune in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended meditations.”

 


 

Contributed by Sean

 


 

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Daylio - Mood Tracker [Free]

Daylio

Daylio – Mood Tracker

“Daylio enables you to keep a private diary without having to type a single line. Try this beautifully designed micro-diary app right now for FREE!

 


 

“Daylio enables you to keep a private diary without having to type a single line. Try this beautifully designed micro-diary app right now for FREE!

Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary. Daylio is collecting recorded moods and activities in the statistics and calendar. This format will help you to understand your habits better. Keep track of your activities and create patterns to become more productive!”

 


 

Contributed by Sean

 


 

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Booster Buddy [Free]

Booster Buddy

Booster Buddy

“BoosterBuddy is a free app designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health.

 


 

“BoosterBuddy is a free app designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health.

Manage your personal wellness journey and earn achievements as your sidekick guides you through a series of daily quests designed to establish and sustain positive habits.”

 


 

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7 Cups of Tea [Free]

7 Cups of Tea

Need someone to talk to? Connect with a listener on 7 Cups.

 


 

“As an advocate for treating underserved populations, 7 Cups of Tea helps supply some much needed support for many individuals, including those without health insurance — after all, it is FREE” –Amelia Winsby, PsyD

Non-Members

Talk to a verified listener anonymously.

These listeners have undergone training, and are there to listen to you.

Choose from a variety of topics, which 7 Cups would then pair you with a suitable listener that is specialised in that area.

 

 

 

 

Members

If you decide to join the 7 Cups community, 7 Cups will personalise a “Growth Path” for you based on a wellness test. This path would help you to grow, and each step includes a simple activity to help improve your mood, such as mindfulness videos, breathing techniques and focusing on the positive.

You will also receive a warm welcome from the Welcoming Committee, and you can ask them any queries you have about the app/site.

Members also get access to forums, covering anything and everything, from serious topics such as LGBTQ+ or mental illnesses, to light-hearted stuff such as icebreaker games. Members could also post up topics or specific questions they need advice to, or just to vent out their feelings.

As for chats, there are both personal 1-on-1 and group chats. 1-on-1 chats are those you have with listeners, which you can browse by age, topic, country, language and gender. You can also select if you want a verified listener and long-term support.

On the other hand, group support chats are widely categorized, from “Anxiety Support” to “Healthy Living”, and just a “Thinking Space” for others, and more. On certain days, there will also be listeners holding discussions for other members, which you can take part by answering their discussion questions.

The app will also send you notifications, progress updates, and daily inspirational quotes.
Note: these can be turned off based on your preferences

In addition, members could also join different committees on 7 Cups, such as the Welcoming Committee or the Appreciation Team.
You could also try out a free 3-day therapy session with a professional therapist. After the 3 days, you could choose to continue, with a payment of $150 per month, which is cheaper than the traditional therapy.

Listeners

Anyone who is passionate about helping others, empathetic, open-minded, could consider becoming a Listener and commit to helping out others, just in the littlest way of just listening to them.
Note: To become a Verified Listener, Listeners would have to pass certain requirements.

CAUTION

“At this time 7 Cups of Tea appears to have mixed reviews from their customers, which is not surprising considering that their service relies on volunteers that don’t have any formal or professional training; just the training provided by the website itself.

Because of this, people who have used this service really recommend that people look for the Listeners who have been highly rated or have received a lot of badges by previous customers, and if you do feel as though you are paired with a Listener that has ultimately given you a negative experience, make sure to review them for future customers and maybe give the service another chance by using other volunteers.”
– Reviewopedia

 


 

Author: Karin Soh

 


 

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