To start off, the Toxic Thinking app explains the importance of good nutrition, getting enough sleep, and maintaining personal boundaries. The menu screen offers a simple guide to dealing with "toxic thinking triggers," symptoms, and "appropriate action." Tap each for more information.
Tabs on each page link to screens within the app or to websites of resource material, such as sites on eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and suicide.
The Mental Health News Reader for iPhone, 99 cents from Splaysoft L.L.C., aggregates feeds from other sites that concentrate on mental health reporting, such as MedScape, MentalHelp.net, and counselingresources.com.
The app is set up so that you can delete unwanted sources or add RSS feeds from other sites.
From inside the app, you can post and read comments on articles, or send e-mails containing the article links.
On the free MHF (Mental Health Forum) app for Android and Apple from Neil Morris, you have to set up an account. Then you get access to an active community that discusses all manner of issues from the mundane - how to get ready for Christmas - to incredibly intense - "I can't bear to breathe another minute."
Users (mental health workers are encouraged to participate) weigh in to help one another and refer people to intervention services when needed.
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