Many people suffering from mental illness want to seek help but can't afford and/or attend therapy.
It seriously sucks, because you want to get help but aren't able to.
Thankfully, in this age there are many online resources to seek help from.
This is a list of helpful apps for mental health to try if you're in that situation. <3
Sometimes, all we need to de-stress is take a few deep breaths. Created by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, this app teaches users how to do diaphragmatic breathing (read: breathe down into the low belly).
There are educational videos on the stress response, logs to record stress levels, and customizable guided breathing sessions.
2. DBT diary and skills coach
This app works as a daily mood and thought diary based on the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) approach. It has a coaching module that gives tips on sticky emotional situations, like how to ask for what you need or how to successfully resolve conflict.
Users get positive reinforcement when they're consistent with their entries. The app also includes a super-helpful DBT reference section for more info on coping skills - all backed by research.
3. Depression CBT self-help guide