Apps for Mindfulness and Mental Health

None of these apps should be used as a replacement for therapy or other mental health care, but are to be used in conjunction with.

Please let us know if there are any apps and games you find helpful.

Meditation and mindfulness

Calm
iOS and Android
calm.com
Guided meditation and sounds.
Introductory pack is free, $59.99 for yearly subscription

Headspace
iOS, Android, and web
headspace.com
Headspace is a digital service that provides guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training. Its content can be accessed online, or via their mobile apps.
Introductory pack is free, $95.88 for the year

Insight Timer
iOS, Android, and web
insighttimer.com
Guided meditation, courses, and sounds.
Free

Pacifica
iOS, Android, and web
thinkpacifica.com
Daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation.
Free with in-app purchases

Stop, Breathe & Think: Meditation & Mindfulness
iOS, Android, and web
stopbreathethink.com
Guided meditation, mindfulness, and mood tracking.
Free with in-app purchases, with $59.88 yearly subscription for premium content.

Sleep

mySleep Button
iOS and Android
mysleepbutton.com
mySleepButton is an app designed to help you fall asleep.
$2.99

Sleep Aid Fan
iOS and Android
Fan white noise helps you fall asleep faster, relieve stress, get higher quality sleep and wake up with more energy.
Android
iOS
Free

Therapy

TalkSpace
talkspace.com
With Talkspace online therapy, anyone can get therapy without traveling to an office.
Plans start at $49 a week.

Mood tracking

Daylio – Diary, Journal, Mood Tracker
iOS, Android
daylio.webflow.io
Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary.
Free with in-app purchases

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker
iOS, Android
emoodtracker.com
eMoods is a free mood tracker app that lets you easily chart your daily highs and lows/depressed and elevated moods, sleep, medications, and other symptoms related to common mood disorders like Bipolar/Manic Depressive illness.
Free with in-app purchases

Moodtrack Diary
iOS, Android
moodtrack.com
See how your moods change over time, and discover mood patterns and triggers.
Free with in-app purchases

IntelliCare

IntelliCare is a suite of apps that work together to target common causes of depression and anxiety like sleep problems, social isolation, lack of activity, and obsessive thinking.
These apps are part of a nationwide research study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Download individual apps or the whole IntelliCare suite from the Google Play Store. Three apps are available for iPhone.
intellicare.cbits.northwestern.edu
Free

Games

I Love Hue
iOS and Android
i-love-hue.com
I Love Hue is a gentle journey into color and perception. Arrange mosaics of colored tiles into perfectly ordered spectrums. Lovingly made for players who enjoy beautifully crafted puzzle games – or anyone who needs a few moments of visual tranquility.
Free

Monument Valley
iOS and Android, Amazon App store
monumentvalleygame.com
Monument Valley is an illusory adventure of impossible architecture and forgiveness.
$3.99 for Monument Valley
$4.99 for Monument Valley 2

Pigments
iOS and Android
pigmentsthegame.com
Mix drops of primary colors, trying to create a long streak of a secondary color, earning points by removing the mixed color.
Free

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