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The Best Mental Health Apps for Better Living

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The Best Mental Health Apps for Better Living

While many people may focus on actively improving their physical health, mental health is often neglected.

Even though it is an important part of your overall well-being, trying to improve mental health is something that a lot of people forget to think about. Even fewer people get the professional mental health services they need. Instead of letting your mental health control you, there are some easy ways to take action and start bettering your mental health.

Apps To Help With Mental Health

Our smartphones are typically within an arm’s length away from us at all times, but sometimes we neglect to take full advantage of them. While there is some discussion on the connection between social media and depression or mental health and cellphone use, there are some mental health apps that could help improve our well-being instead of hurting it.


Who doesn’t want to happify their life? With scientifically-based games and exercises, this app is designed specifically to boost mood and improve overall life satisfaction. It helps break negative thought patterns that are weighing you down and gives you a happiness score to track your improvement.

What’s Up?

This free mental health app uses cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and other proven methods to help people with their overall well-being. Users can rate their mood throughout the day as well as message a wellbeing team directly if necessary.2


Moodfit focuses on what they call a user’s mood fitness. This mental health app lets users track daily goals and provides a variety of effective tools to help users improve their mood fitness, such as mindfulness, breathing exercises, and CBT thought records.3


Talkspace is a smartphone app for mental health that pairs users with a therapist after a personal assessment. The user and the therapist can have regular communication through the app. Talkspace also offer couples therapy. Unlike some of these other mental health apps, Talkspace is not free, costing $65 a week for the service.4


This free app is designed mostly for people who struggle with depression. It includes a depression test to track your symptoms, a thought diary, and even a suicide safety plan.5


Breathing exercises are a common technique used to combat stress and improve mental health. Breathe2Relax not only teaches users better stress management skills, but also educates users on the negative effects of stress on the body.6

As a residential mental health facility, we understand the importance of good mental health and taking the time to actively work on improving it, but we also know that you cannot always do it on your own. If you or a loved one is battling mental illness, there is hope for a brighter future.

At Banyan Mental Health, we want to help patients learn to manage their symptoms and improve their lives. Contact us today to get started by calling 888-280-4763.


  1. Happify
  2. What’s Up
  3. Moodfit
  4. TalkSpace
  5. MoodTools
  6. Google Play - Breathe2Relax

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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