Do you struggle with some of your thoughts, emotions or the way you sometimes see yourself and everything around you? Have you felt sad, tired, anxious, and just hopeless? Perhaps you have trouble sleeping too.

Those probably aren’t good.  

Ups and downs are an ordinary part of our nature. We get the blues from time to time. We feel stressed and overwhelmed by school works or our responsibilities. And we feel aches and pains that will eventually ease.

But if those down moments last for weeks or longer, you might want to check up on your mental health.

Going to a mental health clinic might be the best to recommend, but let’s be real, local psychological services are not easily accessible, especially with the situation we are in today.

So, here are some applications you can download to help you manage your mental health:

#6 Serenity: Guided Mental Health

Serenity is a mental health chatbot that provides you with expert, confidential, and judgment-free mental health counseling and support.
It can help with issues including anxiety, depression, low esteem, sleep problems, and relationship conflict to name a few. It is by using the latest research in the fields of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and positive psychology.

Google Play Rating: 3.7

#5 What’s Up?- A Mental Health App

What’s Up? is a fantastic free app utilizing some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods. It helps you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more.

Google Play Rating: 4.2

#4 InnerHour Self-Care Therapy- Anxiety & Depression

The app is your safe space for self-care, with 300+ therapy-based self-help tools designed for depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health concerns.
Six self-help courses: Depression, Anxiety, Sleep, Stress, Anger and Happiness.

Google Play Rating: 4.5

#3 Moodpath – Depression & Anxiety Test

Moodpath is a depression app that helps you get a mental health assessment by answering daily questions about your emotional and physical well-being. It helps you track, monitor and reflect on your mood, take a break from negative thoughts and overwhelming emotions. And helps you understand signs of depression, therapy and mental health.

Google Play Rating: 4.6

#2 Sanvello for Anxiety, Depression & Stress

Sanvello gives you clinically proven techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, and whatever else you may be going through.

Google Play Rating: 4.6

#1 Wysa: stress, depression & anxiety therapy chatbot

Imagine a mood tracker, mindfulness coach, anxiety helper, and mood-boosting buddy, all rolled into one.

Wysa, your happiness buddy is that friendly and caring chatbot. It is packed with daily spiritual meditation that improves mental health. Also, it helps you keep track of your mood by using friendly chats. Most importantly, it helps fight stress and anxiety with its proven techniques and calming meditation and mindfulness audios.

Google Play Rating: 4.7

However, these applications should not be considered as a complete alternative to counseling and psychological assessment. Remember that these applications for anxiety and depression can only be used to help you manage your mental health. Assessment and therapy should be done by a mental health professional. So, you still need to see a counselor, psychologist or a psychiatrist. 

Check these out:

Telehealth Services

Free Online Emotional Support

Mental Health Resources in the Philippines

Crisis Hotline: National Care for Mental Health 0917-899-8727 (USAP)

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