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Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder & Depression

Managing Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder or Depression

Managing an anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, or depression can be a confusing experience for newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers. To learn about the specific kinds of providers that might make up your health care team, as well as the services, programs, support groups, and organizations that can help you manage these mental health disorders, visit the Managing an Anxiety Disorder page, Managing Bipolar Disorder page, or Managing Depression page.

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

Breathe2Relax is a stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress. It includes instructions for  breathing exercises. Free. iOS, Android.

T2 Mood Tracker allows users to monitor their moods on six pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being) or custom scales. Free. iOS, Android, and Kindle.

WhatsMyM3 assesses a user's risk of anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, or PTSD. Results can be tracked over time. Free. iOS, Android.

The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Free. iOS, Android.

 

Resources selected by Antonia Caldwell and Christie Silbajoris, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Last reviewed: April 26, 2016

July 27, 2016 - 9:11am