9 Mental Health Apps To Help You Destress

Celia Konstantellou | June 24, 2020 | Lifestyle National

The focus on mental health is now more important than ever as anxiety over current events surges. Here are nine apps and tools that can help set your mind at ease.

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1. Calm

Named by the Center for Humane Technology as “the world’s happiest app,” Calm is the No. 1 application for sleep, meditation and relaxation with more than 50 million downloads and more than 700,000 five-star reviews. Calm is dedicated to adventures in mindfulness, the power of a good night’s sleep and cultivating a healthier and happier life. $6 per month, calm.com

2. Headspace

This personal guide to mindfulness can help you stress less and sleep soundly by teaching you the life-changing skills of mindfulness and meditation in just a few minutes per day. $13 per month, headspace.com

3. MyLife

The mindful breathing app helps you control and steady your breathing. Slay your stress, get more sleep or find your calm with short mindfulness activities tuned to your emotions. The app also combats stress and anxiety while acting as a natural tranquilizer for your nervous system. Free, my.life

4. Aura

When stress and anxiety are piling up, simply tell Aura and regain your strength with ease. With thousands of empowering and resonating audio tracks, including life coaching, Aura can take care of your emotions and help you get restful sleep and become the best version of yourself. $13 per month, aurahealth.io

5. Smiling Mind

Trusted by more than 5 million people, Smiling Mind offers a daily mindfulness and meditation guide at your fingertips. Driven by impact and not profits, the app aims to equip young people with the integral skills they need to thrive in life by offering free programs for children and adults. Free, smilingmind.com.au

6. Ten Percent Happier

With the Ten Percent Happier app, discover guided meditations and practical teachings from the world’s top mindfulness experts. $6 per month, tenpercent.com

7. Simple Habit

The best meditation app for busy people is the No. 1 application for wellness and sleep recommended by top mental health experts. Simple Habit’s mission is to empower humans to stress less, achieve more and live better. $12 per month, simplehabit.com

8. Sattva

Known for its authentic, deeply profound meditations and drawing from Vedic principles, Sattva consists of sounds and music that are delivered by Sanskrit scholars who have mastered the subtle inner workings of the mind for years. $13 per month, sattva.life

9. Buddhify

The central idea behind Buddhify is to fit into a busy modern lifestyle. Known for its beauty and incredible value, the meditation and mindfulness app is loved and used around the world. The app’s purpose is to empower and lecture people by providing them with guided meditations for walking, stress and difficult emotions, work breaks and more. $5 per month, buddhify.com



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