2020 is not just the first year of a new decade. It’s a year that will perhaps remain in pages of history as the year of one of the most dangerous pandemics in the history of the world.
Not only are millions of people losing their lives to COVID-19 but economies are shattering and popular brands (including Aldo and Avianca airlines) are filing for bankruptcy. Amidst such a situation, it is only imperative that our mental health will go haywire.
In recent years, discussions on mental health have gained momentum across the globe. People are now acknowledging the importance of mental health in maintaining overall fitness and productivity.
The services of professional therapists and psychologists are also available to help people cope with mental health issues.
However, not everyone is now in a position to shell out exorbitant amounts for therapies.
Under such circumstances, a good mental health app comes in really handy.
In this article, we share some of the top free mental health apps of 2020 –
1. What’s Up
One of the best apps in the market, What’s Up makes use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help one cope with various mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, clinical depression, and more.
Their negative and positive habit trackers not only help one inculcate good habits but also identify and fight the negatives gradually.
We are in awe of their “Get Grounded Page” that comes with around a hundred questions to pinpoint your mood on a particular day.
2. Quit That!
If you’re fighting any bad habit or addiction, like alcohol or smoking, Quit That! app is perfect for you.
It is a recovery tool that helps you monitor your progress efficiently.
There is no limit to the number of vices that you probably want to fight. And the best part is, you can track the number of months, days, hours, and even minutes that you have been able to stay away from that particular vice.
The only downside to this one-of-a-kind app is that it is available only on iOS though for free.
3. Mind Shift
One of our favorite apps on the block, Mind Shift is specifically designed to help young adults and teenagers fight with anxiety.
The best thing about this app is that it does not make you avoid your triggers.
Rather, it helps you transform your knowledge on anxiety altogether.
Happify is a psychologist-approved, temper-training app that helps you to fast track to a happier zone in no time.
You can try numerous games, act on the given suggestions, and acknowledge the gratitude prompts to train your brain to ward off negativity.
It’s a great app for someone fighting depression.
If you want to live a healthier and more productive life, fighting all odds, Lifesum is the app to download.
No matter if you want to redefine your body image or ward off your eating disorder, Lifesum will help you achieve them all.
From reminding you to eat well and drink more water periodically to let you enter your personal data and generating a “life score”, this app is your one-stop destination for a more productive and healthy life.
So, those were our top mental health app choices for you. Are these apps alternatives to professional therapy? Well, not quite – but in times of crisis when you cannot avail the services of professionals, these apps are the best alternatives.
Even if you’re taking professional therapies, you can supplement your therapies with these apps and pave your road to a healthy mind.