12 Mental Health Apps—That Are Free During the Pandemic

If you’ve been shy about taking the first step towards getting mental health support, start here!
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I think we can all agree that the pandemic has certainly amplified the need for mental health support. In light of this, many mental health applications are now free, in an effort to remove barriers that might hinder you from getting the support that you need.

Here’s a list of twelve mental health smartphone and web applications that you can use for free—during the pandemic:


Anxiety

Headspace (in App Library)

New Yorkers across the state can access a specially curated collection of science-backed, evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home mindful workouts, sleep and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety.


Shine

Resources for anxiety and overall mental health specific to COVID-19.


Calm

Mindfulness app that provides a free list of curated meditations specific to COVID-19 via video and audio.


All Mental Health

App with coping and communication skills specific to COVID-19.


Coa

Online therapist-led groups & workshops for anxiety, stress, and connection.


Ginger

Strategies, activities, and articles to help users stay grounded during COVID-19.

Depression

Litesprite

Clinically-validated mental health video game.


Sanvello

Clinically-validated evidence-based mobile application based on cognitive behavioral therapy (plus content related to other conditions).


Sleep

Big Health’s Sleepio

Digital therapeutic for sleep, fully automated yet highly personalized digital sleep improvement program accessible via app and web.


Magellan’s Restore

Digital cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep.


Peer Support

Supportiv

Peer chat support and resource list.


Nod

Resource for students to socially connect and reduce loneliness during COVID-19.


Self-care

COVID Coach

Resource for everyone, including veterans and service members, to support self-care and overall mental health.


Recovery

Tempest

Online recovery support meetings for women and gender-nonconforming individuals who are sober or interested in sobriety.


Do you use any apps that we can add to this list? Let us know in the comment section.

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