Mental health has become a huge deal in today’s world. The world has seen a sharp rise in the number of conditions that are recognized as mental health illnesses. For example, hyperactive and easily distracted children were previously recognized as merely ill-mannered; however, now, after the inclusion of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), it has become clear to the entire world that these kinds of kids do actually face mental challenges. With the rise in the recognition of mental disorders comes an increase in the number of people diagnosed with mental illnesses as well. After all, the wider range of categories, the more people that will fit into those categories! Another reason the number of reported mental health disorders has kept on growing is that people are more generally receptive to getting diagnosed with and publicly accepting that they have one. This is because the taboo of poor mental health has faded away over the years. Besides all of the people with mental illnesses, there are many others who nowadays freely accept that they may be facing poor mental health temporarily that affects not only their executive functioning and learning but also their mood in general. In this scenario, the focus on mental health is quite a lot.
When something has such a big influence on the world, it is bound to be talked about a lot. And that is where it is understandable why mental health is the talk of the town. As technology is another phenomenon that has really garnered a lot of attention over the recent years, especially since the pandemic, we decided that in this piece we will be detailing the intersection of the two phenomena in the form of mental health apps. One by one, we will be elaborating on different apps and how they help people. It is noteworthy, however, that all these apps do require the internet to function. In the case that you do not have a reliable connection, we recommend subscribing to Xfinity as it is known to be reliable.
MoodKit is an excellent app. This is because it effectively uses the principles applied in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to help people. And CBT, and in turn, MoodKit, has proven to be very reliable in changing thought patterns. MoodKit has as many as two hundred activities incorporated in it that you can perform to engage in more positive thinking and managing stress. The app, as the name suggests, also helps you track your moods at different times to help you figure out if any progress was made and/or how the introduction of any potential triggers affects you. The best part about the app is that it can be available to you within seven United States dollars!
Talkspace is an app that, just like MoodKit, is highly effective but in a different way. Instead of engaging you in different activities, what Talkspace does is that it allows you direct access to a mental health professional on the spot, no matter how long you need the help of the therapist and no matter whether you need them at 2 AM or 2 PM ( the support is for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!) Depending upon the availability of the therapist and whether you have an appointment or not, the support may be in the form of chat service or live video calls. Talkspace is priced at 69 bucks a week and you have to subscribe to it monthly. Even though this price package may sound a lot compared to the relatively cheap MoodKit, trust us when we say that the price is very affordable when we consider the fact that you have access to therapists all the time! In many ways, Talkspace may be considered the app most conducive for therapy sessions.
There are many apps that are available for you if you need to meditate but perhaps none of them is more renowned and frankly better than Headspace as far as meditation is concerned. We say this because the concentration and meditation exercises that come with the app not only make you think clearer and improve your focus but also allow you to have a more relaxed sleep and better mood. Perhaps, all of this is why Headspace has become so popular. You can get the app for a cent below thirteen dollars per month.
Hopefully, this article has helped you understand the world of mental health apps better. Be happy!