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Helpful apps for bipolar, depression and other mental illnesses. They’re all on Google Play, but in case you aren’t, I’ve linked directly to the developer’s website where possible, other download sources if not. Please give me a headsup about other good apps. In fact, I’d love to hear what you use anyway. Thanks!

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Personal Progress Tracker – app synch with website, you can share the data with your shrink. It tracks mood, meds, exercise… and more. It’ll suit you if you want something in depth.

MoodDiary BETA – this is the Mood tracker I use, simply because anything more complex irritates the pics out of my goldfish style attention span. (no ads)

Mood Mapping  – understand your mood.

There are all sorts of apps like Mood Gym that apparently train the brain and improve life. I don’t have the patience.

Moodrace.com– bills itself as a game – track moods while competing. Makes my face go like this: (-.-)

CareZone – manage your meds (or your family/a group) and doctor’s instructions on this app.

Remember the milk – manage loads of other crap on your schedule. I downloaded it entirely for the name and the sweet cow face icon.

Mood tools depression aid. 4 components are available singly too. May contain traces of mindfulness. Has guided meditations and is 100% gluten free. Phew. (no ads)

Blue light filter – kinder on the eyes and brain; I only use it at night.

Solar clock: circadian rhythm – syncs the Solar time with your Local time and shows important events based on Circadian rhythm.

There are a lot of apps to assist/define your various cycles. If you want help sleeping, there’s plenty of things like white noise generators. A lot of the various sleep/night related apps could be negated by turning off the electronics and going the fuck to sleep.

Medscape – news, drug info, tools… A serious and seriously good app (and website).

7 cups of tea – one2one online emotional support (free).

Phases of the Moon – since it’s fact that the moon affects the mentally ill, it makes sense to keep an eye on it. This app is fun too.

Green Ribbon doo-dad – the green mental health awareness ribbon on your screen.

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Interesting reading: Cellphone therapy: New apps help track and treat mental illness

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