Top 5 mental health apps to help you become happier in life
Now that you know happiness-inducing apps can be great for your mental health, which apps should you start using immediately? The moment you search for happiness on the app store, thousands of mental health apps will pop up making you wonder which is the right one for you.
So to help you our in your quest for happiness, here are the best and most helpful happy apps that you will love to use.
This all-new app is designed to help you cope with stress and find happiness through various online activities. Happify offers you customized games and fun activities that can alter your mood to make you focus on positivity and happiness.
Once you start by filling out a questionnaire, the app scores your happiness and provides scientifically validated personalized tracks to increase your happiness. You can also track the progress of your happiness. Available on iOS and Android, the app offers a free version to users with limited features.
Even though it’s a new app, Happify has excellent positive reviews from over 86% of the users. The users reported that they have felt better and happier in just 2 months since using this app.
Happify helps you to:
- Develop new positive habits through games and fun activities.
- Build skills to develop a happy and healthy mindset through scientifically-based techniques.
- Reduce stress and be more resilient.
- Develop habits that cultivate positive thinking.
Calm does exactly what it says. It calms you down with their guided meditations, sleep stories, nature sounds, and more. This aptly named mental health app helps you find peace of mind regardless of what mood you’re in. Available at Google Play and iTunes, Calm is a free app that offers an excellent overall user experience. The moment you open the app, you instantly feel relaxed thanks to their pleasing imagery and soothing background sounds.
The guided meditation sessions are led by Tamara Levitt who expertly guides you through the entire meditation process leaving you completely relaxed and calm by the end. However, you can choose either guided meditations or unguided meditations. The app boasts a wide variety of meditation topics, a calendar to keep track of your meditation, and a stunning interface to give you the best experience. You can use the trial version for free which gives you access to multi-day meditation programs as well as one of the sleep stories.
The premium version offers features like:
- The “Daily Calm” meditation
- Multi-Day Meditation programs
- Soothing background scenes
- Calm Masterclasses
- The Breathe Bubble
- Calm Body exercises
- Sleep music and sounds
- Sleep Stories
Calm is an excellent all-around resource for practicing mindfulness on a daily basis. This app was listed as ‘Editors’ Choice’ by Google Play in 2018 and was named iPhone App of the Year in 2017 by Apple. A study found that over 200,000 iPhone users claimed Calm as ‘the world’s happiest app’ as it made them feel happier after using it.
Want to feel optimistic, motivated, and stay strong even when the chips are down? Then you need to check out SuperBetter immediately. This app has been designed to help you bounce back from the challenges of life and make you more resilient, positive, and happy through a number of games and activities. The app uses gamification to unlock the hero inside you.
By completing daily activities and tracking your progress, you can earn points and gain power. It focuses on the little things like taking a walk or drinking a glass of water to move a step closer. You can also create a superhero origin story and a secret identity based on your preference.
SuperBetter promotes personal growth and reduces stress and anxiety by using gamification to utilize its psychological benefits and strengths in real life. You will learn new happiness-boosting skills by completing quests and activities to give you a boost of positive energy.
According to a University of Pennsylvania study, users of SuperBetter experienced better moods, improved self-confidence, reduced anxiety and depression, and a positive mindset in just 30 days. It is available on Google Play and iTunes for free.