When To Seek Treatment

There are a number of red flag symptoms that should encourage someone to seek help for depression right away. These would include things like: thoughts of harming oneself or others, or if the depression is tangibly affecting them in a very direct way. So for example, if someone is in danger of losing their job, losing a relationship due to their depression, they should certainly seek treatment right away. The other general recommendation we give when it comes to seeking treatment is if the depression is not going away. What's considered not going away? Obviously there are different opinions on how to define that. A general rule of thumb we give people is about two weeks. If a person is having consistent symptoms for one week, that could be a fluke. Once it's getting to two weeks, that's already getting closer to the point where it's probably a good idea to speak to someone just to try to turn the current before it becomes more entrenched.

Featured Apps for Depression

Pacifica

Pacifica

This highly rated app uses meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy to manage...

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Stop, Breathe, and Think

Stop, Breathe, and Think

The name summarizes almost everything the app aims to offer you. Stop, Breathe & Think...

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Calm

Calm

As the name suggests, the Calm app is designed to help the user calm down and relax...

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Breathe2Relax

Breathe2Relax

Just as illustrated in the name, Breath2Relax teaches you how to use deep breathing exercises to...

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Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM) encourages you to develop different ways of dealing with...

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Relax Melodies

Relax Melodies

Sleep deprivation is a major source of stress. Relax Melodies helps you fight stress-related insomnia...

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MoodKit

MoodKit

MoodKit is based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Users gain access to over...

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TalkLife

TalkLife

TalkLife is simple to use. It’s basically an online community where members can easily find...

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Daylio

Daylio

This app’s functionality is simple, fun, and easy to use for people of all ages and...

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Headspace

Headspace

Headspace is one of the most comprehensive apps available for meditation and mindfulness...

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7 Cups

7 Cups

If you’re searching for an app that has the numbers to back its claims for assistance with symptoms of depression, look no further than 7 Cups.

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Moodpath

Moodpath

If you’re concerned about your mental health, download the Moodpath app to test yourself before you acquire a clinical diagnosis.

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Happify

Happify

Instead of letting your emotions control you, wouldn’t you rather learn to control your emotions? Happify is an app that gives you the essential

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Moodnotes

Moodnotes

If you find it hard to explain the symptoms you feel when dealing with depression, learn to verbalize your feeling through Moodnotes.

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SuperBetter

SuperBetter

One way to fight depression is to engage in simple activities to promote healthy habit building. This is the idea behind SuperBetter.

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The Sims FreePlay

The Sims FreePlay

While many children and adults alike have enjoyed the creative gameplay of The Sims series for years, the new Sims FreePlay has exhibited traits

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Youper

Youper

On the website, Youper claims that it can help you feel less anxious, less stressed, and less blue. In terms of improvement,the app boasts it can

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Talkspace

Talkspace

Who better than an Olympian to testify to the benefits of a therapeutic app for depression? That’s right, Michael Phelps admitted to struggling

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Moment

Moment

If you’re like many, you may find using your phone too often is taking way from your ability to be engaged in the real world. Social media is a

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Depression Self-Help Books