With the chaotic, high-speed world we live in, it’s no wonder that 1 in 5 American adults experience some type of mental illness each year. From stressful jobs to the hectic nature of daily life, symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions are more common than ever.
Fortunately, there are many kinds of effective treatment available for the millions of Americans living with mental illness. Cognitive behavioral therapy, antidepressant medication, TMS and other forms of care are improving the lives of people every day and while these treatments should be the leading form of care for any individual dealing with mental health concerns, there are also self-management options that can be used as a supplement to professional treatment.
Enter the mental health app. With more and more Americans reporting mental health concerns every year, companies have begun developing smartphone apps to help people manage and monitor their symptoms.
From anxiety to depression and everything in between, there’s an app for that. To help you find the perfect fit for your life and needs, A Place for Mom created an infographic with some of the top apps. Even if you had therapy previously it is encouraged for you to seek out and regain counseling as there could be benefits that improve your mental and physical health as an outcome. Check it out below to find out which app is right for you.
Important note: These apps are not meant to replace professional medical treatment and should be used as a supplement to medical or therapeutic care.