Everyone deserves access to the mental health care they want and need. But if you haven’t noticed, it can be extremely difficult to find affordable or in-network mental health resources that fit within our weekly schedule. Luckily enough, your first steps to mental wellness could be in the palm of your hands — literally
One study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science suggests that the use of smartphones is causing a concerning spike in depressive symptoms and suicide rates in young people, likely due to the rise of social media platforms. But what if instead of spending our free time fiddling with Instagram and Snapchat, we used our technology to do something good for our mental health?
Think about it: Smartphone apps are always in-network, accommodate your schedule perfectly and never go on vacation. While these apps do not serve as a replacement for professional treatment or medical intervention, they could certainly start you off in a positive direction. That’s why we’ve researched the best mental health apps on the market that won’t break the bank.
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A version of this story was published August 2018.