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(NEW YORK) — Life can be stressful. Very stressful.
Dealing with work, relationships, family, social media and the struggles of daily life can be a lot.
Finding someone to talk about dealing with it all can be stressful in itself. Breaking away from work to meet with a mental health professional, the potential cost of those appointments and trying to navigate insurance to get mental health coverage — just arranging to get help can be hard.
But if smartphones are good for anything, it’s easier access to information — and even help. They can make mental health support accessible anytime, anywhere.
Here are seven apps that provide mental health and mindfulness support on the go.
1. What’s Up
What’s Up is a free app that helps users cope with depression, anxiety, anger and stress through therapy methods and tools like a diary and a tracker for both positive and negative habits. The app also has forums to connect with others, guides on staying grounded and calming breathing techniques.
2. Insight Timer
This app offers nearly 10,000 free guided meditations to choose from. Users can modify the meditation to what they need at the moment, choosing…