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Apps for Mental Health Education and Support

Apps for Youth Mental Health

Read this article from Everfi for ideas on how to incorporate mindfulness apps into the classroom.

Children and Youth

Kids Mindfulness Meditation

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Description: This app, designed for children ages 4 and up, includes guided meditations to help foster early development of some of life’s most important skills, such as focused attention, a sense of calm to support sleep, and kindness.
Users: 4.6-star average rating (Apple App store) *In-App purchases*

Mindful Powers

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Description: Mindful Powers uses play to help children, ages 4 and up, practice mindfulness to control emotions like anger and stress, and to develop healthier relationships.
Users: 4.1-star average rating (Apple App store) *In-App purchases*

Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness

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Description: Using audio stories, comforting sounds, music, and other guided meditations this app was developed for children 4 and up to ease worry and support sleep.
Users: 4.7-star average rating (Apple App store) *In-App purchases*

Zen Studio Meditation for Kids

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Description: This digital coloring app for children ages 4 and up allow youth to create simple, simple, geometric designs and colorful patterns to help increase relaxation and focus. Calming music, and soothing sounds add to this soothing activity.
Users: 3.8-star average rating (Apple App store) *In-App purchases*

Youth and Adults


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Description: Created by and for Black, Indignenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), this app provides a plethora of guided meditations on easing anxiety, healing from micro-aggressions, and managing stress.
Users: 1000+ downloads with 4.8 average star rating (Apple App Store) Free with in-app purchases offered at a sliding scale


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Description: Provides guided meditation sessions in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 min. Meditation includes “sleep stories,” breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music. Topics include self-esteem, breaking habits, managing stress, relationships, and many more.
Users: 10M+ downloads with 4.3 star average rating (Google Play Store)  *In-App purchases*


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Description: Provides users with activities and games developed through evidence-based interventions. Utilizes a “Happiness Score” to measure your emotional well-being. Claims 86% of frequent users get happier after 2 months.
Users: 100K+ downloads with 3.7 average star rating (Google Play Store)  *In-App purchases*


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Description: Claims to be the only meditation app providing clinically-validated mindfulness meditation. Provides information, tips, and guided meditation for anger, focus, running, kids, and many other targeted areas.
Users:  10M+ downloads with 3.7 average star rating (Google Play Store)  *In-App purchases*

Mood Meter

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Description: Created by Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, this app provides the ability to cultivate emotional intelligence by helping you learn to track, identify and label your emotions by utilizing check-in’s, discovery, sharing and strategies.  The Mood Meter can help you expand your emotional vocabulary and claims to support you when you would like to shift your mood.
Users: Over 10,000 + downloads with 4.3-star average rating (Apple App Store) *In-App purchases*

Clinical Support (for use by Student Support Services Staff)

Calm Harm

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Description: App provides activities to help manage the urge to self-harm. Developed with ideas from DBT. Activities are private. App can be an aid in treatment, but does not replace it.
Users: 100K+ downloads with 4.2 star average rating (Google Play Store)


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Description: Designed for people struggling with depression or anxiety. Users update their “Mood Journal” by answering three personalized questions the app asks each day. Statistics of your mood, a journal, and regular reports are given to the user to help them detect patterns and what they need to improve. Resources such as mediations, courses, and sleep aids are available too.
Users: 500K+ downalds with 4.6 average star rating (Google Play Store) *In-App purchases*


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Description: Developed for people who are at high-risk for suicide. People choose three primary contacts for who they can reach out to when they are suicidal. They can create a safety plan of coping strategies and sources of support. The app prides itself on its simplistic and easy-to-read design.
Users: 10K+ downloads with 3.8 average star rating (Google Play Store)


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Description: Utilizes CBT to address stress, anxiety, and depression through daily mood tracking, guided journeys (audio lessons and exercises), tools to calm your mind, assessments based on mood data, and a community of people who post a wide range of topics (personal strategies, words of encouragement).
Users: 1M+ downloads with 4.5 star average rating (Google Play Store)  *In-App purchases*