By Jessica Shelton
We highlight the best mental health apps for 2018 and hear from the experts just how effective they are as an alternative treatment
What do you do when you can’t afford therapy but are struggling to handle your mental illness alone?
You could download an app. In recent years, there’s been a proliferation of mental health apps available to smartphone users.
These reasonably-priced, or most often free, mental health apps offer a wealth of resources that make therapeutic techniques more accessible, portable, and cost-effective. Within minutes, you can find and download a myriad of apps that incorporate proven techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and address everything from depression to eating disorder recovery, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more.