Mindshift is an app for iOS and Android that can help you with anxiety and depression symptoms. While an app is not a replacement for therapy, it can help between sessions to ease your mind and help manage your triggers. Helping adolescents manage their symptoms between sessions is very helpful to their care overall.
There are few reasons we really like this app:
- You can tailor your settings to things that actually bother you! For example, if you have anxiety and it’s triggered by worrying, you can use the app to help you choose things that help you not worry or to take your mind off things out of your control.
- This app was created by British Columbia Children’s Hospital and uses evidence based techniques – that means there have been studies that show these techniques work for a group of people!
- It’s free!
MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle:
- Test Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Performance Anxiety
Give it a try! What do you think? Do you currently use an app to help you manage your symptoms? What helps your adolescent calm down?