We all have concerns when it comes to our married life, and it’s even more complicated when we have mental health issues. It is the reason why we need to reach out for assistance, and since we are in the “gadget age,” there are unconventional but useful ways to get help.
“I see mental health apps being very useful for people who cannot get to sessions as often as they would like, but I do not view them as a substitute for therapy,” – Tanisha Ranger, PsyD
This blog is part 2 of the article Top 10 Mental Health Apps Of 2018 which was featured in this post. The last five apps mentioned here can not only help your relationships; it can also shed light on your mental health. Use it to make you a better person for your spouse, while coping with your problems and lessening disagreements.
SuperBetter (iOS, Android)
SuperBetter is a virtual game that motivates you to be more resilient, and have a positive outlook, especially if you are currently dealing with obstacles and problems in life. Players feel that they have better moods and are more confident in whatever they are doing.
I downloaded this app for myself. To register, you can create your account or connect it with your Facebook. It has lots of choices about which issue you want help with and more. If you’re going to overcome a challenge in your life, just choose from anxiety, depression, eating healthier, losing weight, lowering stress, and so on. I decided on losing weight because it’s been a struggle for me. But the good thing about this is that I lost 4.5 kilos already through Intermittent Fasting, and I’m on my 8-week mark. I need a bit of push, and SuperBetter is a great help in that aspect.
Anyway, with SuperBetter, you have things to do on a daily basis and when you’ve done it, just click I DID THIS. The app will prompt you for your achievements.
7Cups (iOS, Android)
7cups is an app that provides paid online therapy and free emotional support service whenever you feel sad, depressed, stressed or anxious. They have thousands of trained listeners and therapists ready to talk to you any time of the day.
“Social media can be a good adjunct to treatment, but not necessarily a replacement. If online support and resources are all that some people can manage, then I think it’s important we support them in that.” – Dr. Stephanie Smith, a clinical psychologist
If you check the reviews section using the iOS settings, Kurapika111 says that 7cups is for people who want to be heard but cannot speak their mind because they don’t want to be misinterpreted. Maxherondale says that the app is impressive since there are “listeners” who will listen to their rants. FabAt40plus calls it her mobile shrink. I mean, there are so many positive words to say about 7cups.
Anxiety Relief Hypnosis (iOS, Android)
Anxiety Relief Hypnosis claims to improve relaxation and decrease anxiety within 1-3 weeks of using it. It works using hypnosis which reduces anxiety and increases positive behavior and stress dealing. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s next on my list of apps to use.
Happify (iOS, Android)
Happify helps you deal with negative thoughts and stresses. It also exercises your positive outlook on life. The app can assist you when you feel stressful, anxious and lonely. That’s why it’s called Happify. It can make you happy with its games and other activities. At least, when you’re feeling down and out, you can always open Happify to lift up your mood.
“The most helpful definition of being positive is having hope and confidence in one’s ability to handle what’s tough, along with remembering that nothing is all negative all the time,” – Jo Eckler, PsyD
Talkspace (iOS, Android)
Talkspace is an app that provides counseling and therapy to help you deal with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and chronic illnesses. It is a very convenient app which centers on anonymity and confidentiality so you can talk to them abot your deepest problems. Their licensed therapists will be open for all your mental health problems.