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MoodKit

MoodKit
developed by Thriveport LLC, USA


RemindersSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.68, $6.23]
A means by which people with anxiety or depression can improve their mood.
“ ‘Mood Kit’ is the slickest of the cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) apps, and it has some nice features that make it easy to use and to personalise. The app is made by Thriveport and the authors are psychologists. The app is based around CBT ideas, and functions much like a daily thought record. The four main functions of the product are: 1. Increase participation in activities that lift mood. 2. Identify and change interfering thoughts. 3.Rate and track mood. And 4. Create journals to track thoughts, experiences, etc. The best features of this app are the scrolling data bank of feeling states, the library of cognitive distortions, and the reoccurring use of scales which let you rate intensity of a feeling or thought just by sliding your finger. Run through of the app: The ‘Activities Guide’ lets you sort through what is the easiest and what is the hardest for you (socialising, exercising, sleeping, etc), and prioritise which areas to target first. The ‘Thought Checker’ section asks you to recount a situation that was difficult, describe how you felt, and how much you felt that way. This is basic daily thought record material, but the app makes it easier for you by having a ready list of feelings to scroll through and choose, and a sliding tool to measure the intensity of the feeling. You then are asked to list your automatic thoughts in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. From there, the app takes you to a list of cognitive distortions (descriptions included) that you easily scroll through and click to choose. A section titled ‘Mood’ is a very simple but highly useful way to keep track of your daily mood. It’s simply a number rating from 1-10 (1 the worst, 10 the best) that you scroll through and select. You can add notes if you choose, but can also just quickly select a number. The app will track the numbers and chart them for you, providing a wonderful visual of your mood over time. The ‘Journal’ section is hard to use on an iPhone (for those of us who have a hard time typing more than a couple of sentences on the device), but easier on the iPad. It is a section for recording notes about mood, activities, thoughts, etc. This section is pretty standard. ‘Mood Kit’ is one of the best CBT apps I have seen. The mood-tracking ability (complete with graphs) is great, and the simplicity and ease of use make this app one that even the most reluctant user will have a hard time avoiding. I have used this app myself, and frequently recommend it to teens in my clinical practice.” Elisa Nebolsine: Cognitive Therapy for Kids, USA | http://bit.ly/1j3X15c


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Stay Alive

Stay Alive
developed by Switchplane, UK


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Suicide prevention toolkit.
Features are: Suicide prevention tools- both designed for those who are worried about someone, and those with thoughts of suicide. Key features include: -Quick access to national crisis support helplines -A mini-safety plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide -A LifeBox to which the user can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive -Strategies for staying safe from suicide -How to help a person thinking about suicide -Suicide myth-busting -Research-based reasons for living -Online support services and other helpful apps -Suicide bereavement resources. Drawbacks are: Only first stage funding, would like more features. Would like the app to be gamified, with progress bars when filling out sections to stay safe for now, reasons for liviing etc. We would like in next stage funding version to have the addition of music or videos to the LifeBox, would like GPS service, enabling the user to have access to local crisis services. But overall the app doesn't have weaknesses of such. Everything on the app serves as tool to seek and get help for thought of suicide and to maintain positive well-being. Grassroots Suicide Prevention | http://bit.ly/1gElfDT ; PatientView form 2015


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Ulster County SPEAK

Ulster County SPEAK
developed by The Mac Works, Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Suicide awareness and prevention app.
"A new smartphone app that helps users identify the warning signs of suicide, and gives them options to get help. This is yet another tool to raise awareness, and help prevent suicide." Mental Health Association (MHA) in Ulster County, USA | http://bit.ly/1ed7l9s


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

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