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Resources will be updated as seen fit
These applications (apps) are available on both Apple and Android products, and were made for those who want to do a little something on their own. Most of the apps on this page are free, while some may require small fees or in-app purchases. There will be download links under each of the apps showcased for your convenience. If you’d like to be in contact with someone instead, please contact UConn’s Student Health and Wellness center at 860-486-4705 to schedule an appointment, or visit their website at https://counseling.uconn.edu/.
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
1. Pacifica (Now known as Sanvello): From the developer’s description on Google Play: “Sanvello helps you understand you: Our thoughts, moods, and behaviors all shape how we feel. Sanvello gives you clinically validated techniques to help you manage your moods and thoughts, so you can understand what works for you to feel better.“ This app will help you with tracking your mood, health, and habits while offering relaxation techniques that will tailor to your specific needs.
2. Happify: According to the developers, this app can help you overcome negative thoughts, stress, and the many challenges that you may face in life, using science-based techniques. It offers a character strength report, which is sponsored by VIA Institute, a day-to-day progress tracking to compare your skills, and unlimited access to over 30 tracks to help you with conquering negative thoughts, coping with stress, building self-confidence, and much more.
3. Moodtools: This app is meant to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods with research-supported tools. These tools include a thought diary to help you identify distorted thinking patterns, activities based on Behavioral Activation Therapy, a safety plan to keep you safe as well as utilizing emergency resources during a crisis, information texts, tests to help track symptom severity, and helpful videos that may help improve your behavior and mood that range from guided meditations to TED Talks.
1. PTSD Coach: An app designed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), it is originally meant for veterans and military servicemembers who have, or are suspected to have PTSD. It provides information about professional care, self assessments for PTSD, and many more tools to help one with the stresses of daily life with PTSD. These tools are customizable to the user’s needs, and the user can even integrate their own contacts, photos, and music.
1. Stop, Breathe & Think: Use this app to check in daily with your emotions, and receive meditation and mindfulness recommendations that are tuned to how you’re feeling. The app offers activities for all levels and age groups, and topics include morning and guided meditation, taming anxiety, strengthening focus, managing depression, and mindfulness techniques for college life. There is also over 20 meditations that are offered in Spanish.
2. Headspace: This app has hundreds of sessions that cater to physical health, personal growth, stress management and anxiety relief. Developers call it a personal guide to health and happiness for relief or even creating better sleep cycles. Along with fixing or creating a sleep schedule, this app also includes sleep meditation and soundtracks to help anyone get a good night’s rest, and there are multiple lessons for those who are just starting out with the process of meditation.
3. Omvana: Ranked as one of the best meditation apps by Healthline for 2019, the app brings you the best meditations, relaxation audios, yoga music and even self-improvement tracks. Personalize your personal growth to the way you like best by mixing tracks from famous speeches, books, and meditations with the large library of ambient sounds. It also offers sleep meditation like Headspace does, and has the technology of binaural beats.