Apps for Mental Health
The apps listed below were created by different organizations but all can be used to help manage stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All apps have been reviewed and were selected because of their evidence base, ease-of-use and privacy protocols. These apps are consistently recommended by psychiatrists from across the country who use apps in their general mental health practice and are only a few examples of the large number of digital tools that may be helpful. Although these apps are not meant to replace professional care, they can be used to complement treatment plans. If you are interested in learning more about digital health tool use in clinical practice, CAMH and Canada Health Infoway have recently released a guide to help identify existing digital health resources. The American Psychiatric Association also has a well-reviewed app evaluation model you can use.