Smart Apps To Help With Your Mental Well-Being

Smart App To Help With Your Mental Well-Being

Did you that someone’s happiness is not always aligned with their mental well-being? Indonesia tops several countries in Southeast Asia and managed to rank 79th as the happiest country in the world. Unfortunately, this marvelous achievement comes with the unsettling fact that mental health problems, including anxiety disorders and depression in adults in Indonesia, have reached an alarming number at 11.6 percent. Introducing the new solution, smart app for mental well-being.

As facilities to support mental health are still few. The lack of support can be seen from the inadequate access and professional human resources, as well as legal support from the central and regional governments who are still half-hearted in responding to the seriousness of mental health problems.

A little bright hope can be said to be a short-term solution to this problem, mental health smart app A smart solution in the digital age where people can access it from the comfort of their homes. Some of the smart mental health apps below can help people with mental health issues who may not be willing or unable to get access to face-to-face therapy.

Example of Smart App for Mental Health


SAM sounds like your loveable uncle from abroad, isn’t it? not that Uncle Sam though. This SAM stands for Self-help Anxiety Management. Initially, SAM was developed by a team of psychologists and computer experts from the University of West England to create an engaging and practical mental health resource for the public.

SAM is an app designed to help people manage their anxiety. Users can record their level of anxiety and identify different stress and anxiety triggers. The app includes 25 self-help options to help users manage the physical and mental symptoms of anxiety, such as breathing techniques. The app also has a social cloud feature that allows users to anonymously share their experiences with other SAM users. You can meet and download SAM on Google Play Store and IOS.


Stress, anxiety, and depression can prevent you from living a good quality of life. Pacifica provides you with holistic tools to manage your symptoms of depression and anxiety based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, relaxation, and general physical well-being. Pacifica can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and iOS.

Pacifica’s features include Mood Rate, which allows you to score your mood throughout the day and includes recording any mood changes you experience. Pacifica also provides you with relaxation techniques and a useful diary to let go of any negative thoughts when your thoughts are going haywire.

Depression CBT

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective approach to managing depression and other mental health problems. This app helps you monitor your mood with assessment tests that track the severity of your depressive mood and provides several resources aimed at educating you about negative thought patterns that might worsen your depression. There are also audio features for relaxation and depression relief. You can download Depression CBT on the Google Play Store.


Like other mental health apps, Mindshift can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and iOS. Mindshift is an app that utilizes guidance and evaluation based on CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) to help people learn and practice anxiety coping skills. You can add your own list of anxiety-provoking situations and then use the tools provided to help deal with anxiety in those situations.

This app provides users with various methods of responding to anxiety, including developing their knowledge of anxiety and its symptoms, actively engaging in relaxation techniques, evaluating anxiety levels in certain situations, developing realistic thinking patterns, and changing their negative behavior. Users can also bookmark their favorite approach types for easy access at a later time.

Mood Tools

Designed in collaboration with mental health professionals, Mood Tools is a free application developed to help users identify symptoms of a manic or depressive episode as well as a questionnaire to track the severity of your mood over time.

Mood Tools also includes a diary, special activities for you to do based on CBT therapy, as well as a library of videos for elevating your mood from meditation to uplifting “lectures” from TED Talks. Get Mood Tools on Google Play Store and iOS.


This application made by our nation’s greatest thinker facilitates its users to consult their personal problems for free to professional psychologists or psychology students. The psychologists themselves consist of six professional psychologists and 50 psychology students (relievers) from the University of Indonesia, Airlangga University, and the State University of Surabaya.

Psychologist student volunteers registered in this application function more as friends who listen to vent, not provide problem solutions. To get answers and medical advice, you can subscribe to a paid premium facility to consult directly with a psychologist or licensed professional therapist related to their field. The new Riliv can be downloaded for free on the Google Play Store. There is no further information about the release of the application on iOS yet.

Operation Reach Out

Operation Reach Out was originally developed by the United States military agency as a platform to treat cases of depression and PTSD among military veterans. This free app that acts as an intervention tool helps people who have suicidal thoughts or are prone to suicide attempts to get help as soon as possible.

You can upload important phone number information and other emergency contacts in this application. Then, in times of great distress, you can easily call for help. Operation Reach Out is also equipped with a GPS feature that can tell you your current position as well as videos that can help you calm down and refocus. You can download Operation Reach Out on Google Play Store and iOS.

What’s Up?

What’s Up? is a free app that aims to manage the mental health of its users by combining aspects of CBT therapy and commitment therapy to create personalized coping strategies for depression, anxiety, anger, and stress.

The app’s significant points are a tracker of good and bad habits that you do every time you solve a problem, which you can use as a guide, as well as 3 easy breathing techniques to keep you calm and relaxed when you’re overwhelmed. What’s Up? It also has a diary feature, where you can record every thought and feeling you have, including the ability to rate your feelings on a scale of 1-10. What’s Up? can be downloaded on Google Play Store and iOS.

All these great apps are only helping scrap the surface of mental health issues. For further more people with mental health issues have to talk or seek help from competent professionals.


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