(Disclaimer: these apps are not meant to replace therapy with a licensed clinician, treatment for severe mental illnesses, or for medical or mental health emergencies).
These days, we are always glued to our phones-- reposting memes, doomscrolling on TikTok, making our self esteem worse by comparing ourselves to Instagram models, saving hundreds of recipes on Pinterest that we'll never cook, and reading depressing news stories. So, how do we use our distraction cubes to actually better ourselves and improve our lives? Luckily, some amazing humans out in the world have created apps with your mental and physical health in mind!
We found some of them-- and tested them for you! Here are our favorites:
Best Self Care App
Best Focus App
Best Healthy Habits App
Best CBT App
Best Overall Mental Health App
Best LGBTQIA2+ Mental Health App
Best OCD App
Sam is a graduate from Boston University in psychology and visual arts. She is currently studying to get her Master's of Science in counseling and expressive arts.