Self-Care Apps

All apps listed are available for iOS and Android unless otherwise specified. Information on apps may change. Premium features of these apps were not tested. Privacy of data on apps is not guaranteed. These apps are for self-help and are not intended to replace health care intervention. Please reach out to a provider should you require further assistance.

Mindfulness & Meditation

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Headspace

Mindfulness and Meditation

Costs $12.99/mo or $69.99/yr:

  • Student discount: $9.99/yr
  • Medical students / Residents / Physicians: Free for AMA members
  • Two week free trial with a yearly subscription
  • One week free trial with a monthly subscription
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Calm

Mindfulness, Meditation, Sleep, & Relaxation

Costs $69.99/yr:

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Smiling Mind

Free / Registration Required

Mindfulness and Meditation

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Insight Timer

Free (with optional premium for $60/yr)

30,000+ Guided Meditations for free

Mood Tracking & Journaling

MindDoc

Free (with optional premium @ $7.49/mo)

Formerly known as Moodpath

CBT app, mood journal, questions about wellbeing; some free mindfulness and CBT skills

No Registration Required

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Daylio

Free (with optional premium @ $7.99/one-time cost)

No Registration Required for free version

Mood tracking and journaling

Alan Mind

Free (premium option is being developed)

No Registration Required

Mindfulness journal with mindfulness activities

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Gratitude

Free (optional premium @ $4.99/mo or $29.99/yr)

No Registration Required

Gratitude journal with positive affirmations

Breathing & Relaxation

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#SelfCare

Free

No Registration Required

Ability to take staying home in bed with you

Virtual safe space that is customizable

Includes various relaxation activities to discover

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Breathing Zone

Free for iOS / $2.49 for Android

No Registration Required

Simple, easy, and adjustable breathing exercise that can include voice, sound, and/or visual cues

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What's Up

Free / No Registration Required

CBT and ACT based

Has immediate grounding exercise section, coping skill section, and a journal section

No official website

All-in-One AI Apps

AI apps include a bot that simulates a human and includes many features for self-care and self-help (e.g., mood tracking, meditations, breathing and thought exercises, and more). They are based in DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interview therapies.

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Youper

Free (with optional premium @ $9.99/mo or $44.99/yr)

Registration Required

AI personality: Slightly more formal but supportive

Includes a personality test similar to Myer Briggs

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Woebot

Free

Registration Required

AI personality: Informal, less serious, but supportive

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Wysa

Free (with optional premium @ $9.99/mo or $65.99/yr)

No Registration Required

AI personality: Less formal but very supportive

Includes an SOS mode for panic attacks

Optional paid section to talk to “coach” or “therapist”

Apps for Sleep

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Sleep Cycle

Free (optional premium @ $29.99/yr)

No Registration Required

Sleep analysis, wake up window, alarm

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Sleep Pillow

Free (optional premium @ $19.99/one-time cost)

No Registration Required

Sleep sounds with timer

Can make your own mix

No official website

Better Sleep

Free (optional premium @ $29.99/yr)

No Registration Required

Sleep meditations and sleep sounds

Can make your own mix

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Flux (PC) / Night Mode (phone)

Free / No Registration Required

Sleep Hygiene app for PC

Slowly dims computer at night to an orange light to encourage better sleep

Substance Use & Harmful Habits

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Nomo

Free (can make a donation to remove ads) 

Registration Required

Clocks and stats to motivate sobriety

Useful for any bad habits, including drinking, drug use, cigarettes, and more

Includes journal, ways to refocus, and encouragement

Can connect you to an “accountability partner” who is experiencing a similar situation

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Dry Days

Free

Registration Required

Good for alcohol sobriety or moderation

Tracks drinks, money saved, and calories

Can add people and friends to help motivate

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I am Sober

Free (optional premium @ $4.99/mo or $49.99/yr)

No Registration Required

Useful for any sobriety, including drinking, drug use, cigarettes, sugar, sex, and more

Tracks days and money saved

Community Support and motivation packs

BIPOC Apps

Shine App

Self-care App

Free version includes meditations

  • Optional premium: Monthly Subscription: $14.99 or Annual subscription: $69.99
  • Guided meditations, morning inspiration texts, customizable mental health tool kits, and community forums

Other Helpful Apps

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Productivity

Free (optional pro @ $4.99/mo or $24.99/yr)

Registration Required

Only for iPhone currently

Time management, organization, to-do lists, reminders, routine building, goals, etc.

No official website

RAINN

HOTLINE: Free and confidential support, to survivors and loved ones of sexual assault (24/7)

iPhone and Google Play store

Self-care: Mood tracking and destress exercises

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.

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Evernote

Free (optional premium @ $7.99/mo or $69.99/yr)

  • 50% off with student email

Registration Required

Organization, To-do list with reminders and notes in notebooks (can be shared)

Every Dose

Free

Registration is optional

Medication tracking