Jul 4, 2019
Many people are turning to mental health apps to help with their symptoms or as a way of accessing some form of treatment. In this episode, a look at the definition of mental health care apps, PsyberGuide to check it out and some examples of anxiety apps.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.
Wired article about how a company, Hims and Hers, are trying to bypass current FDA regulations concerning advertising and off-market use of medications.
US News and World Report article on What Mental Health Statistics Can Tell Us.
PsyberGuide a resource to help you find and evaluate mental health apps. The project looks at on-line, Android and iOS apps. Some of the mental health apps have an evaluation of their performance.
Food and Drug Administration instructions about Mobile Medical Applications.
Federal Trade Commission Interactive Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool. This will give you an idea of the criteria the FTC uses to determine if an app comes under the jurisdiction of the FTC
Woebot App walked you through an attack or anxiety situation, applies cognitive behavioral therapy to help you learn skills on handing an anxiety attack. Android and iOS devices.
MoodTools can help track depression levels and provided you with coping ideas to keep you safe. Available for Android and iOS for a subscription or in-app donation.
Sleepzy, Sleep Cycle Tracker to monitor your sleeping habits. This is for iOS users. The device tracks your sleeping by microphone so there is no direct contact with the body.
My Noise Interactive Sound Generator Also the home of the Cat Purr Generator.
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Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.
This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.