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Free or Low Cost Apps

Mental Health

College is hard. Use these apps and resources to help get you through the day. Be sure to use Goshen College's resources for more mental health help and support if you need or want it.


Sanvello logoSanvello:

  • for anxiety, depression, and stress management, developed by mental health professionals
  • mood tracking, track daily health habits, meditation
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android


MindShift logoMindshift:

  • manage your anxiety, relax, and be mindful
  • helps you reduce worry, stress, and panic by following evidence-based strategies
  • challenge negativity, learn more about anxiety, develop more effective ways of thinking, be mindful, and relax
  • uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android


Youper Self-Care logoYouper Self-Care:

  • self-care exercises in the form of quick conversations to help you feel happier, more motivated, and less stressed
  • uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • track and improve habits
  • fall asleep faster using calming sounds to help you relax
  • organize your mind and create journals
  • mood tracker and personality test
  • Cost: free or paid Premium 
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android


Bloom : Better You logoBloom:

  • train your mind with personalized daily mental health education
  • watch videos that help teach skills to manage stress and anxiety, improve sleep, build better habits, and foster stronger relationships
  • uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cost: Premium $14 per month
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

SAM app

Self-help App for the Mind SAM logoSAM Self-Help for Anxiety Management:

  • provides a range of self-help techniques 
  • tools for recording and monitoring changes in your well-being
  • social cloud feature allows users to give and receive support from others
  • mood tracker and "My Tiggers" for extra tracking
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Virtual Hope Box

Virtual Hope Box logoVirtual Hope Box:

  • designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment
  • tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking
  • personalize the content with your provider
  • positive activity planning, distraction tools, and interactive relaxation exercises
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

PTSD Coach

PTSD Coach logoPTSD Coach:

  • designed for those who have, or may have PTSD
  • education about PTSD, information about professional care, self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support
  • tools to manage stresses of daily life such as relaxation skills and positive self-talk 
  • customizable tools based on your preference
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

DBT Coach

DBT Coach: (Dialectical Behavior Therapy app) logoDBT Coach:

  • helpful for anxiety, depression, acute stress, and those dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • learn and practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills
  • user friendly diary card for skills and target behaviors
  • track your progress, get motivated to obtain new skills, and complete exercises and practice ideas
  • engage with other members
  • Cost: $11.99 per month
  • Compatibility: iOs, Android

ACT Coach

ACT Coach logoACT Coach:

  • "aims to help you live with unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and impulses without avoiding them or being controlled by them." (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2020)
  • developed for people who are in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in consultation with a therapist
  • features exercises, tools, information, and tracking logs
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

A Friend Asks

Jason Foundation A Friend Ask logoA Friend Asks:

  • information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Calm (Mindfulness)

Calm app logoCalm:

  • practice mindfulness and learn the skill of meditation
  • tackle anxiety, lack of sleep and productivity
  • guided meditation sessions available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, or 20 minutes
  • sleep stories to lull you into a deep and restful slumber
  • daily "Calm," masterclass, soundscapes, breathing exercises, nature sounds
  • track your progress with daily streaks and mindful minutes
  • Cost: Free or paid Premium
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Headspace (Mindfulness)

Headspace: Mindful Meditation logoHeadspace:

  • practice mindfulness, meditate, and sleep soundly
  • guided meditation, sleep meditation, and breathing exercises
  • choose from hundreds of topics and meditations
  • meditation for every experience level and lifestyle
  • Cost: Free, with paid Premium $12.99 per month
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Breathing Zone (Mindfulness)

Breathing Zone logoBreathing Zone:

  • animated breathing guide
  • gently slows the pace of your breathing
  • Cost: $2.99
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Mindfulness Coach (Mindfulness)

Mindfulness Coach  logoMindfulness Coach:

  • features self-guided training, information about mindfulness, 12 audio-guided mindfulness
    exercises, goal-setting and tracking, a mindfulness mastery assessment, and customizable reminders
  • access to other support and crisis resources
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

iBreathe (Mindfulness)

iBreathe app logoiBreathe:

  • 1 minute meditation app
  • includes deep breathing techniques
  • assists with managing stress and anxiety
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS

HappyFeed (Stress Management & Relaxation apps)

Happyfeed: Gratitude Journal app logoHappyFeed:

  • gratitude journal
  • encourages reflecting on three good things every day
  • daily throwback memories after one week
  • group sharing
  • memories jar
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Breathe2Relax (Stress Management & Relaxation apps)

Breathe2Relax app logoBreath2Relax:

  • learn how to perform and use diaphragmatic breathing techniques for stress control
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Shine (Stress Management & Relaxation apps)

Shine: Calm Anxiety & Stress app logoShine:

  • create an easy morning ritual with daily meditations and gratitude check-ins
  • With Premium, weekly courses with topics such as: resilience, boundaries, rest, joy, and more
  • Cost: free, $14.99 per month for Premium
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

ThinkUp (Stress Management & Relaxation apps)

ThinkUp app logoThinkUp:

  • record your own positive affirmations in your own voice
  • you can have them randomly played when you are listening to music
  • you can schedule them to show up at set intervals during the day
  • Cost: free, $7.99 per month for Premium
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Woebot (Stress Management & Relaxation apps)

Woebot: your self-care expert in CBT & mindfulness app logoWoebot:

  • think through situations with guidance using Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • master skills to reduce stress and live happier through evidence-based stories
  • help inform research to develop new mental health resources
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Sanity & Self (Stress Management & Relaxation apps)

Sanity & Self: anxiety stress relief, sleep sounds app logoSanity & Self:

  • self-care app for women
  • manage your anxiety, reduce stress, get better sleep, heal heartbreak, and gain self-love
  • 900+ guided audio sessions including: anxiety & stress, self-love, mindfulness, restful sleep, and more
  • personalized self-care recommendations
  • customized reminders
  • guided journaling
  • Cost: limited free content, $9.99 per month or $59.99 annually
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android

Vision Board (Stress Management & Relaxation apps)

Vision Board app logoVision Board:

  • create vision boards for your future goals
  • upload your goal images and set a title
  • set a deadline
  • visualize your goals in Viewing Mode
  • create daily reminders
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: iOS