iPhone and Android Apps:
Sanvello, opens in a new window is an app that provides tools for managing depressed mood, anxiety, and stress that are built upon principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, relaxation, and health. COST: Free
What’s up, opens in a new window is an amazing free app that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and more. You can use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits, and break those that are counterproductive. There is a “Get Grounded” page, which contains over 100 different questions to pinpoint what you’re feeling, and the “Thinking Patterns” page, which teaches you how to stop negative internal monologues. Cost: Free
Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM), opens in a new window might be perfect for you if you’re interested in self-help, but meditation isn’t your thing. Users are prompted to build their own 24-hour anxiety toolkit that allows you to track anxious thoughts and behavior over time and learn 25 different self-help techniques. You can also use SAM’s “Social Cloud” feature to confidentially connect with other users in an online community for additional support. Cost: Free
Happify, opens in a new window is an app for those in need of a happy fix. With its psychologist-approved mood-training program, the Happify app is your fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts. The best part? Cost: Free
Being active is critical to stress management, listed below are some businesses that are offering livestreamed classes for free during the quarantine.
REVIVE Yoga (located in Vestal, NY) is holding classes on Facebook Live. These classes have a suggested donation minimum of $1, but no donation is required, so if money is tight, this is a great way to adhere to quarantine and still be physically active. The videos are uploaded to their Facebook page after the fact and can be watched on your own schedule.
METTS Dance A studio (located in Buffalo, NY) is holding free classes with Facebook Live. They post their class schedule every Monday.
Planet Fitness This gym chain is offering free 20 minute at home workouts (“Home-Work-Ins”) on its company Facebook page.