The following websites, apps, and podcasts support self-help for a variety of wellness topics and communities. Please note that none are a substitute for a relationship with a professional counselor, and that none are associated with Cal State East Bay Counseling Services. Descriptions are taken from the resources themselves.
ADHD Angel - (iPhone app)
Imagine an angel, a guardian looking over your shoulder, helping you with some of things that you struggle with because of your ADHD.
Self-Help Anxiety Management (Android / iPhone app)
Offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. Developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and students, users are encouraged to build their own Anxiety Toolkit that they find helpful and to draw on this for regular practice.
Stop Panic & Anxiety Self Help (Android app)
Use Panic Assistance audio to coach you when you experience a panic attack and to help you learn to tolerate and control the anxiety symptoms.
Mindshift (Android / iPhone app)
There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift can help you change how you think about anxiety. Learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.
Information about anxiety disorders and treatments.
Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep (Android app)
Made to help lull your into a calm, soothed state. The different options include waterfall, night in the jungle, bird sounds, and thunder.
Breathe2Relax (Android / iPhone app)
A portable stress management tool which provides details information on the effects of stress on the body, and instruction to help users learn diaphragmatic breathing.
Tactial Breather (Android / iPhone app)
Using techniques developed by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, learn to gainn control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses to your body during stressful situations.
Healthy Mind Platter
Seven daily essential mental activities to optimize brain matter and create well-being.
LifeArmor (iPhone app)
A comprehensive tool to assist members of the military community with common mental health concerns. Browse information on 17 topics, including sleep, depression, relationship issues, and post-traumatic stress. Brief self-assessment help the user measure and track their symptoms, and tools are available to assist with managing specific problems. Videos relevant to each topic provide personal stories from other service members, veterans, and military family members.
iTriage (iPhone app)
Created by two ER doctors, iTriage gives you quick access to a huge healthcare & medical database in your pocket. The medical content is reviewed by Harvard Medical school. Find medications, diseases, and medical locations and instantly get answers to your questions.
Psych Drugs and Medications (Android / iPhone app)
Learn important and useful information about various psychotropic medications such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and anti-anxiety medications.
Insight Timer (Android / iPhone app)
Insight Timer is the largest cmmunity or regular meditators on the planet. Every day more than 1,200 of the world's best meditation teachers upload new content including free guided meditations, beautiful meditation music, talks and podcast.
Calm (Android / iPhone app)
The perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced meditators and gurus. Guided meditation sessions are avaiable in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so your choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.
Meditation Oasis (Podcast)
Features guided meditations, instructions for meditation, and music.
The place to go for insight, information, and inspiration to help us all live more mindfully.
Free Guided Meditation (Audio)
Downloadable guided meditation ranging from 3-15 minutes long, in English and Spanish. From UCLA.
Take a Break! (iPhone app)
Featuring two popular meditations from the Meditation Oasis podcast, the app gives you the option to listen with or without music or nature sounds. You can also listen to the relaxing music and nature sounds alone.
Attitudes of Gratitude Journal (Android app)
This simple app will help you to develop and maintain a daily attitude of gratitude. At the end of each day you can list the things you are grateful for. You will soon see that your list is much longer than you expected. By focusing on gratitude, we shift the focus away from the things we may feel are missing in our lives.
T2 Moodtracker (Android / iPhone app)
T2 Mood Tracker is designed to help you track your emotional experience over time and to provide you with a tool to share this information with your health care provider. You can add customized scales on any topic. You use simple sliders to rate yoruself on these behavioral categories and the app automatically graphs your inputs. you also mak notes describing things tha happened during the day that may have affective your moods.
ACT Coach (Android / iPhone app)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to help you live with unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and impulses without avoiding them or being controlled by them. In ACT, you are encouraged to commit to actions so that you can live your life by your values, even in the face of these unpleasant experiences.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
Thought Diary (Android / iPhone app)
Do you feel like you're stressed, anxious, sad, frustrated, or unmotivated? Thought Diary will help you evaluate, understand, and change your thoughts and feelings.
The Hilarious World of Depression (Podcast)
Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease
Stop, Breath, Think (Android / iPhone app)
Take a break from the stress and anxiety of daily life to relax with meditations for the body and mind. Tune in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended meditations. Emotions like happiness, stress and anxiety can be tracked pre and post meditation, and you can even share your favorite calming exercises with friends!
5 Love Languages (Android / iPhone app)
What if you could say or do just the right thing to make your special someone feel loved? The secret is learning the right love language! You and your loved one can take the profile within the app to find out what love language you speak, as well as the Love Language Challenge, which guides couples through a 5-week challenge.
Couple (iPhone app)
Couple is a more intimate way to share your life and the best way to stay in touch with your favorite person. Perfect for both long distance relationships and couples in same city. Express yourself with video, audio, photos, and stickers; share to-do lists, set reminders, make phone calls, send messages, share your location, suggest places to go out to on dates nights, and more.
Where Should We Begin (Podcast)
Live couples therapy sessions with Dr. Esther Perel, designed to learn, explore, and experience alongside the couples who have been gracious enough to let us in.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Guided Imagery (Audio)
Audio files to stream or download from Dartmouth University.
Sleep Pillow Sounds (Android / iPhone app)
Provides an advance set of high quality ambient sounds, mixed for perfect sleep enchancement. The sounds are recorded and enhanced to relax and make you sleep. They isolate, creat a relaxed environment and put you into a cyclical sleep pattern.
Sleep Time (Android app)
Sleep Time uses the sensitive accelerometer in your Android to detect movements during the night. Our advanced algorithm determines your phase of sleep, and sets off the alarm at the perfect moment. You will never wake up from a deep sleep feeling groggy again.
Study Tips (iPhone app)
Easy-to-use but powerful tips to complete assignments, perform well on tests, and submit papers or projects on time. "A Study Tip a Day Gets You an A” provides 365 tips and quotes based on decades of research in the fields of education and psychology.
Overcoming Test Anxiety (webpage)
Symptoms of test anxiety, and tips to overcoming it.
Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health (Podcast)
A one-stop resource for South Asians to learn about and address mental health concerns with each other. Our mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care.
A Different Perspecitve (Podcast)
Dr. Amber Thornton discusses wellness and mental health topics relating specifically to people of color.
Therapy for Black Girls (Podcast)
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.
AFFIRM (Pending Podcast)
Licensed therapist Davia Roberts interviews guests who share their journeys of mental health as it relates to self-care, anxiety, depression, religion, and suicide.
iProcrastinate Podcast (Podcast)
Dr. Timothy A. Pychyl, associate professor of psychology and director of the Procrastination Research Group, provides a series of short talks, interviews and question/answer podcasts that explain why we procrastinate and what we can do about it.
30/30 (iPhone app)
Helps you get stuff done! You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task.
Rescue Time (Android app)
Wonder where your day went? RescueTime is an automatic time and attention tracker that helps individuals and teams propagate good processes and eliminate bad habits.
PTSD Coach (Android / iPhone app)
Designed by the US Department of Veteran's Affairs for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.
Make the Connection
Clearinghouse of support resources for veterans.