Saturday, March 28, 2015

Good Free App of the Day: Mindshift - help teens and adults cope with anxiety

Have you noticed a theme to my recent posts? I've been writing a lot about stress and anxiety, but I know it's a relatable topic for so many of us. I'm called on to offer support and guidance to others dealing with anxiety in both my personal and professional life. I want to share current and evidence -based resources. I also want to be able to practice what I preach! Mindshift is a free app by Creative B'stro that can help. It's a joint collaboration between two organizations in British Columbia: Anxiety BC and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services. Both websites feature a wealth of information and additional resources for children, teens, adults and parents. The mobile app is designed to help teens and adults cope with a variety of types of anxiety. The amount of content available in this free app is impressive. Take a deep breath and download Mindshift today.

If you would like to download Mindshift (iPhone/iPad, Free) please show your support for Smart Apps for Special Needs by clicking the handy link below.

This app is also available on Android!
No ads or in-app purchases. External links to other related resources. Features ability to create passcode protection of information entered in the app.

Mindshift recognizes that there are several different types of anxiety. It allows users to personalize the app to make it more meaningful to the specific issues facing them. The home screen features nine icons including: Anxiety 101, My Situations, Check Yourself, Thinking Right, Chill Out Tools, Active Steps, Inspiration, Settings and Help.

Each section has information and general strategies. Users can select and favorite the information or tips that work best for their individual needs. There is no need to worry about someone reading the personal information entered because it is easy to create a password under the Settings icon.

From iTunes:

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. 

MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it. MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle: 

 • Test Anxiety 
• Perfectionism 
• Social Anxiety 
 • Performance Anxiety 
• Worry 
• Panic 
• Conflict 

 Think of MindShift as your portable coach helping you face challenging situations and take charge of your life. 

MindShift is the work of a joint collaboration between AnxietyBC ( and BC Mental Health & Addiction Services (

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