Thanks to technology, there are many digital tools available to help reduce stress and improve overall mental health and wellbeing. When stress becomes overwhelming, it can take a toll on your entire health. It’s important to have effective stress relievers handy to calm your mind and your body.

4 Simple to Use Digital Mental Health Tools

Online Communities

Online support groups provide an opportunity for people with similar backgrounds to come together to share their experiences, offer advice, and receive support. They may be run by a mental health professional or a peer who has been through similar challenges.

Doing a quick online search can help you discover groups with your needs in mind.

eBooks and Podcasts

woman listening to podcast

Books and podcasts provide a more convenient solace since you can read or listen to them at your own pace.

Looking to change a particular thought pattern, emotion, or behavior? There’s an e-book or podcast for that. A quick online search will pull up topics of all kinds with advice, stories and exercises from experts who’ve been there and can help you navigate the change you desire.

Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

A woman meditating with her eyes closedMeditation can create lasting changes in the brain, help you control your thoughts and emotions and increase self-awareness and compassion. A variety of apps offer different guided meditations to help you better manage stress, anxiety, and sleep.

Text Talk Therapy

Text message therapy allows you to exchange messages with a licensed mental health professional. This unique approach also allows you to conduct therapy on your terms.

If you or a friend needs help, try one of these hotlines.

Lifeline Crisis Text

  • Step 1: Text 0477 13 11 14
  • Step 2: Complete the pre-survey questions
  • Step 3: Read the Website terms of use. By using this service you accept these terms.
  • Step 4: You will be connected with a Crisis Supporter as soon as one is available

Get Immediate Help in a Crisis

Call 000 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger or go to the nearest emergency room.