Be Safe Assists the user to develop an electronic safety plan for crisis including decision-making support, script for getting help, and information about mental health and addictions resources in the community.
Calm Designed to assist the user with anxiety reduction and to help to induce sleep through the use of guided meditation, soothing sounds and positive imagery.
Happify The main goal of this app is to just “feel happier,” and the program gives you plenty of options for working toward that goal. You will start by taking a test to see how you tend to approach difficult situations in your life. Then the app will suggest a path based on your answers. To move along the path, you complete a series of exercises and learn about yourself along the way.
Headspace Targeted towards anyone who wants to learn meditation to reduce anxiety, stress and improve their attention and awareness; good for a beginner to establish a regular meditative routine. The skills taught include mindfulness and cognitive diffusion, breathing exercises, meditation practice, tips for increased relaxation, concentration; may be applied to anxiety and depressive disorders, PTSD, and OCD, in conjunction with a health provider.
HealthyMinds Provides a tool to track how you are feeling, deal with emotions and cope with stress.
MindShift Teaches strategies to manage anxiety and addresses issues with sleep, test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, panic etc. Anxiety Canada website also provides some free downloadable books on overcoming specific phobias and managing social anxiety.
Pacifica Targeted to help those with mood disorders and stress. The app teaches deep breathing, behavioral exercises, and identifying cognitive distortions (negative thinking patterns), and learning how to replace them with positive thinking patterns. The app does a terrific job of personalizing one’s cause of anxiety using voice recordings, and introducing CBT and reinforcing exercises between therapist appointments. This app is designed to be used in conjunction with therapy, not as a substitute for professional treatment.
SAM: Self Help for Anxiety Management SAM is designed to help people manage their anxiety. Users can record their anxiety levels and identify different triggers. The app includes 25 self-help options to help users cope with the physical and mental symptoms of anxiety. Users can create a personalized anxiety toolkit, adding in the features of the app that they find most useful for easy access.