Helpful Apps

Alcohol and Other Drugs
iQuit:
iQuit helps people stop expensive, problematic habits and addictions by giving them time and money-based goals to help you quit.
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Anxiety
Breathe2Relax:
Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool that provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.
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Complete Relaxation: Guided Meditation for Anxiety:
Using the latest meditation techniques, Complete Relaxation eases every muscle in the body, allowing users to sleep well, relax and find a little more peace in their life.
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MindShift:
MindShift is an app designed to help young adults cope with anxiety. It can help users learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help them take charge of their anxiety.
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Pacifica:
Stress, anxiety, and depression can get in the way of living life. Pacifica gives users psychologist-designed tools to address them based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness meditation, relaxation, and mood/health tracking.
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Self-help for Anxiety Management:
SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible and practical resource.
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Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help:
The info in this app assumes that the user is suffering from panic attacks due to panic disorder. It may not be applicable to other forms of anxiety. It focuses on the fear of having a panic attack and the fear of the sensations when having a panic.
Android
The Worry Box:
Use the worry cognitive diary to help determine how to cope with worry. If it’s controllable, users can list the steps they can take to manage the worry. If it’s not controllable, users can select from the list of coping statements to help them think about it differently.
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Worry Watch – Anxiety Journal:
Worry Watch is a unique journal app designed to capture and reflect on momentary self-realizations. By logging “what might happen” perception and then tracking it to “what did happen” reality, users may get a deeper understanding of their worry/anxiety patterns.
iPhone
wayForward:
Uses scientific techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy to help beat anxiety and stress related to work, relationships, family and other personal situations.
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Depression
Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help:
These self-help methods use the tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy to challenge irrational thinking. The cognitive diary helps you to determine some ways to challenge the irrational thinking. Once you have done that, it is important to read the rational challenges frequently until they automatically come to mind rather than the irrational thinking.
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MoodTools – Depression Aid:
MoodTools is designed to help users combat depression and alleviate negative moods, aiding them on their road to recovery.
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General Mental Health Wellness
MoodKit:
MoodKit is a one-of-a-kind app designed to help users apply effective strategies of professional psychology to their everyday life! This app helps users take action to improve your life, feel better by changing how you think, rate and chart your mood to monitor progress, and develop self-awareness and healthy attitudes.
iPhone

Mindfulness/Relaxation
Calm: Meditation to Relax, Focus and Sleep Better:
Calm is an app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy and peace to users’ daily life. Join the millions experiencing less anxiety and better sleep with our guided meditations, breathing programs and Sleep Stories.
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Headspace:
This app helps those wanting to learn meditation skills to reduce anxiety/ stress and improve their attention/awareness.
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iQuarium:
For everyday stress, iQuarium is more than enough to relax. Chill out while watching your Parrot Chichlid fish swimming in its tank, feed it, play with it, interact with it or... do nothing - just listen to your own relaxing music and the air bubbles climbing up slowly to the water surface and let iQuarium soothe you and calm you down.
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Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep:
Want to relax for 10 minutes during the day at home or in office? Want to improve brain work? Or may be want to dream about beautiful nature landscapes? Increase concentration? Then choose from a list nature relaxing sounds, which include thunder, ocean sounds, sea, birds sounds, rain, night in jungle, water sounds, waterfall, nature and start your personal audio therapy.
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Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds:
Relax Melodies and its many features such as high quality white noise sounds, music melodies and complete customizable mixes will help users sleep like never before!
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Stop, Breathe & Think:
Stop, Breathe & Think allows users to check in with their emotions and recommends short guided meditations, yoga and acupressure videos tuned to how you feel.
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Mental Health Emergency Support/Suicide Prevention
Suicide Safety Plan:
When you’re in a mental health emergency or crisis, you don’t want to spend precious time looking for resources and hotline contact information. This app can help. Once you’ve downloaded the app, be sure to include all your important emergency contacts in the app. Consider adding Counseling and Psychological Service’s phone number: 402.472.5000.
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Virtual Hope Box:
The Virtual Hope Box is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Dream EZ:
Dealing with post-traumatic stress can be tough all on its own. Unfortunately for many people, the nightmares that go with post-traumatic stress can leave them tired during the day. And feeling sleepy all the time can make it that much harder to recover. Dream EZ is based on the principles of imagery rehearsal therapy. This therapy can help change nightmares into less disturbing dreams so users can get a better night’s sleep.
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PTSD Coach:
PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.
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Counseling and Psychological Services does not endorse any of the above-mentioned apps. These apps are not intended to be a replacement for treatment nor are they any sort of medical intervention.