Counseling and Wellness Center

Smartphone Apps

These smartphone apps may be used to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness. They are not a substitute for counseling services, but tools to access additional information and helpful resources.

The decision to use any of these apps is your own. The Counseling and Wellness Center does not collect any information or track usage of these apps. Students with concerns are encouraged to ask a question, schedule an appointment with a Center counselor, or seek the help of an outside therapist.

Friend Asks 

A Friend Asks
iPhone | Android 

Would you know how to respond if you recognized your friend may be thinking about suicide? Here you will have access to the warning signs, do’s and don’ts, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a click away. Don’t be afraid to ask for help…for a friend or yourself. 

Optimism 

Optimism
iPhone 

Optimism is a mood charting app that helps you develop strategies for managing depression, bipolar or other mental health conditions. 

Virtual Hope Box 

Virtual Hope Box
iPhone | Android 

The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. 
Safety Plan 

Safety Plan
iPhone 

A safety plan is a list of coping strategies and social supports that people can use when they are in a suicidal crisis or very distressed. It helps them not act on their suicidal feelings. The plan is brief, is in the individuals’ own words, and is easy to read. It is an emergency plan for suicide crises. 

T2 Mood Tracker 

T2 Mood Tracker
iPhone | Android 

T2 Mood Tracker allows users to monitor their moods on six pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being). Custom scales can also be built. Users rate their moods by swiping a small bar to the left or to the right.  

Depression CBT 

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
Android 

Screening test with graph to monitor severity of depressed mood. Articles about clinical depression and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). 50 suggestions from CBT with a tracking feature to help focus positively and motivate. 

Depression Check 

Depression Check
iPhone  

The M3 is a state-of-the-art, research validated screen that in 3 minutes assesses your risk of depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders (including PTSD. After completing the short checklist you receive a personalized confidential report sharing how much burden these symptoms may be causing you.  

eCBT Mood 

eCBT Mood
iPhone 

eCBT Mood(c) tries to help people who are feeling down or depressed to feel better by using the scientific principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). eCBT Mood can also be used a uniform, structured adjunctive support intervention for clinical trials of antidepressants or other therapies for depression. 

Track Your Happiness 

Track Your Happiness
iPhone 

Track Your Happiness is a scientific research project that investigates what makes life worth living. 

MindShift 

MindShift
iPhone  

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. 

The Worry Box 

The Worry Box
Android 

Use the worry cognitive diary to help you determine how to cope with the worry. If it's controllable, you can list the steps you can take to manage the worry. If it's not controllable, select from the list of coping statements to help you think about it differently. 

Breathe 2 Relax 

Breathe 2 Relax
iPhone  | Android 

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing. 

Take a Break 

Take a Break
iPhone | Android 

Take a break now and let your stress melt away! You can enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation now with this app by Meditation Oasis™.  

Circle of 6 

Circle of 6
iPhone  

A personal safety app for everyone. Winner of the 2011 White House and HHS “Apps Against Abuse” Technology Challenge and Winner of Avon Foundation for Women/Institute of Medicine "Ending Violence @Home." 

Companion  

Companion
iPhone | Android   

Companion lets you reach out to family, friends, or your public safety department to have them keep an eye on you as you travel late at night.