Apps To Help Your Mental Wellness - Life is no walk in the park. So sometimes you need to take your mind there yourself.
While smartphones add to our stress at times, there are some apps on them that can also help you get through mental health struggles. And we can all use help ever now and then.
Here they are:
- What’s Up. It’s free and gives you all kinds of tools to cope with dpression, anxiety, anger, and stress. Plus you can connect with others on their forum. *In the Apple App Store Only.
- Insight Timer. It’s packed with guided meditations and ambient sounds. Free! There are also discussion groups and local meet ups.
- Stigma. It’s a mood tracker at heart and a journaling tool too. App store only.
- Quit That!A habit tracker that helps you quit. App store only.
There are plenty more. Just take a look on your smartphone store.Source: Good Morning America
Pictured (Left to Right, Garry Lapidus, Andrea Duarte, Marisa Giarnella-Porco, Gillian Anderson, Renee DiNino, Rachel Papke, and Renee Wilk)
Listen below to the podcast "Putting Mental Health on Center Stage."
Marisa Giarnella-Porco, President and CEO, Jordan Porco Foundation
Rachel Papke, Communications Manager, Jordan Porco Foundation
Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH Director, Injury Prevention Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Andrea Duarte, MSW, MPH, LCSW, Behavioral Health Program Manager, Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Renee Wilk, Executive Director, Foundation Relations & Corporate Giving, The Quell Foundation Inc.
Statistics & Severity – Injury Prevention Center & DMHAS
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults 15-24 in the U.S.
• Nationally, almost 1 in 5 high school students seriously considered suicide (including almost 1 in 4 females) in the past year
• One in five young adults has a diagnosable mental health disorder, yet most of those at risk are not receiving the help they need
• Approximately 1 in 10 college students consider suicide each year
Remember to be open about your mental health. Maybe you’re embarrassed to share your thoughts with others, or, you’ve tried talking about it but don’t feel anyone listened or understood. Please, don’t give up. Talk about it. If you, a friend or family member is struggling emotionally—you are not alone. There is help available.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text START or HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.