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Best Apps for Meditation and Mental Health

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This presentation describes the best and most effective apps to improve mental health, manage stress, and help acquire meditation skills.

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Best Apps for Meditation and Mental Health

  1. 1. BEST APPS FOR MEDITATION AND MENTAL HEALTH Herrick Tipton
  2. 2. Some of the latest apps are specifically designed to help people manage their mental health. Some of these apps offer great advice and management techniques and even include meditation and other mind-body exercise tips that can help people achieve greater mental clarity. Here are a few of the best apps for meditation and mental health.
  3. 3. HEADSPACE Meditation has proven health benefits when incorporated into people's daily lives. Headspace teaches you different techniques for effective meditation and helps you acquire habits into your daily routine that will allow you to meditate more often. 1.
  4. 4. SIMPLY BEING Developed by Meditation Oasis, this app is another example of a great program for meditation. A soothing voice guide takes users through a series of meditation sessions that range from five minutes to a half an hour in duration. The app also includes music and has helped many people reduce their stress levels and improve their sleep. 2.
  5. 5. Meditation has been used for thousands of years to... Increase your immunity against diseases Decrease stress Help with anxiety maintenance Allow you to relax more easily and frequently Increase your focus Reduce blood pressure Help with addiction Improve concentration
  6. 6. MINDSHIFT Although this app is designed especially for teens and other young people, anyone can benefit from the features available that help manage anxiety. This app teaches the user how to face anxiety head-on, making it easier to conquer certain obstacles. Tools cover topics such as social anxiety, panic, worry, and tips on how to deal with conflict. Users learn ways to ride out intense emotions and how to overcome anxiety that holds them back in life. 3.
  7. 7. Symptoms of Anxiety excessively stressing over a variety of areas of a person's life (work, job, children, etc) not being able to control worrying perfectionism muscle tension difficulty falling asleep panic trembling
  8. 8. RELAX MELODIES Since getting enough sleep is crucial for good mental health, this app is particularly beneficial for anyone who struggles with insomnia. The app includes many different music selections that can elicit feelings of relaxation and tranquility and make it easier to fall asleep faster. Additional calming sounds are included, which can be useful for activities like meditation and yoga. 5.
  9. 9. PTSD COACH6. Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect people from all walks of life, and this program helps users screen and track many of the symptoms. Reliable information and treatments are also included in order to make it easier to handle stress symptoms. More than 100,000 people, many of whom are military personnel, have downloaded this app and found its features to be highly useful.
  10. 10. Possible Effects of PTSD Mental health problems Physical health problems I s o l a t i o n f r o m f a m i l y a n d f r i e n d s Substance abuse Suicidal thoughts or actions
  11. 11. DBSA WELLNESS TRACKER6. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance offers this app to enable people to keep track of their overall moods. Users can also learn more about mood disorder symptoms and medications along with their side effects. A monthly report is provided to notify everyone of their monthly mental health trends, and this information can be given to mental health specialists to devise more effective treatment plans
  12. 12. These apps are not substitutes for professional counseling, these are great tools to have available to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and take control of your stress, sleep schedule, and overall mental health.

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