8 Mobile Applications to Maintain Mental Health

8 Mobile Applications to Maintain Mental Health

8 Mobile Applications to Maintain Mental Health


8 Mobile Applications to Maintain Mental Health

Indonesia is reportedly ranked 79th as the happiest country in the world, beating a number of other countries in Southeast Asia. A pretty proud achievement, right?

Ironically, this country's level of happiness is inversely proportional to the quality of the mental well-being of its population. Mental health problems including anxiety and depression in adults in Indonesia reach a non-playful rate of 11.6 percent.

However, there are few facilities to support mental health. The lack of support can be seen from inadequate professional access and human resources, and legal support from the central and regional governments who are still halfheartedly responding to the seriousness of mental health problems.

A number of smart mental health applications below can help people in mental health problems who may not be willing or not have access to attend face-to-face therapy.

Mental health application to manage symptoms of depression and anxiety

1. Riliv

This application for nationwide children facilitates users to consult their personal problems free of charge to professional psychologists or psychology students. The psychologist himself consists of six professional psychologists and 50 psychologist students (reliever) from the University of Indonesia, Airlangga University, and Surabaya State University.

Student psychologist volunteers who are registered in this application are more likely to function as chat listeners, rather than providing solutions to problems. To get medical answers and advice, you can subscribe to premium paid facilities to consult directly with licensed psychologists or professional therapists in their fields.

New Riliv can be downloaded for free on the Google Play Store. There is no further information about the release of applications on iOS.

2. Operation Reach Out

Operation Reach Out was originally developed by the United States military body as a platform for dealing with cases of depression and PTSD among military veterans. The free application that acts as a tool for this intervention helps people who have suicidal thoughts or are prone to suicide attempts to get help as soon as possible.

You can upload important phone number and other emergency contacts in this application. Then, when you feel very tired, you can easily contact help. Operation Reach Out is also equipped with a GPS feature that can tell you your current position and videos that can help you calm down and refocus.

Operation Reach Out you can download on the Google Play Store and iOS.

3. SAM

SAM stands for Self-help Anxiety Management. Initially, SAM was developed by a team of psychologists and computer experts from the University of West England to create attractive and practical mental health resources for the community.

SAM is an application designed to help people manage their anxiety. Users can record their level of anxiety and identify different stressors and anxieties. This application includes 25 self-help options to help users manage physical and mental symptoms due to anxiety, such as breathing techniques. The application also has a social cloud feature that allows users to anonymously share their experiences with other SAM users.

SAM can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and iOS.

4. What's Up?

What's Up? is a free application aimed at managing users' mental health by combining aspects of CBT therapy and commitment therapy to create personalized problem-solving strategies related to depression, anxiety, anger, and stress.

The strong points of this application are tracking good and bad habits that you do every time you solve a problem, which you can make a guide, and 3 easy breathing techniques so you can stay calm and relaxed when overwhelmed. What's Up? also has a diary feature, where you can record every thought and feeling you have, including the ability to assess your feelings on a scale of 1-10.

What's Up? can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and iOS.

5. Pacifica

Stress, anxiety, and depression can prevent you from living a quality life. Pacifica provides you with holistic tools to deal with your symptoms of depression and anxiety based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), awareness, relaxation, and general physical well-being.

The Pacifica feature includes the Mood Rate, which allows you to score your mood throughout the day and includes recording any mood changes you experience. Pacifica also provides you relaxation techniques and diaries that are useful for releasing all negative thoughts when the mind is not busy.

Download Pacifica on the Google Play Store and iOS.

6. CBT Depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the effective approaches to managing depression and other mental health problems. This application helps you monitor your mood with an assessment test that tracks the severity of depressive mood and provides several sources that aim to educate you about negative thinking patterns that might worsen your depression. There are also audio features for relaxation and depression assistance.

Download Depression CBT on the Google Play Store.

7. Mood Tools

Designed to work with professionals in the field of mental health, Mood Tools is a free application developed to help users identify symptoms of manic or depression episodes and questionnaires to track the severity of your mood from time to time.

Mood Tools is also equipped with diary features, special activities for you to do based on CBT therapy, and also a video library to improve mood with meditation until "lecture" encourages inner TED Talks.

Get Mood Tools on the Google Play Store and iOS.

8. Mindshift

Mindshift is an application that utilizes guidance and evaluation based on CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) to help people learn and practice anxiety coping skills. You can add a list of your personal anxiety-triggering situations and then use the tools provided to help deal with anxiety in these situations.

This application provides various methods for users in responding to anxiety, including developing their knowledge of anxiety and symptoms, being actively involved in relaxation techniques, evaluating anxiety levels in certain situations, developing realistic mindsets, and changing their negative behavior. Users can also bookmark their favorite types of approaches for easy access next time.

Download Mindshift on the Google Play Store and iOS.

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