Self Help Resources

Phone Apps

Mental health apps can be an effective self-guided way of easing distress. If you are looking for a way to improve your emotional, behavioral, or mental health, please see below for a variety of phone apps and audio clips that may help.

7 Cups: Anxiety & Stress Chat

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Feeling worried, sad, stressed or lonely? Need to talk to someone? Download 7 Cups now for free, anonymous emotional support & counseling from trained active listeners. Easy to use text chat. Real listeners available for you 24/7.

Apple  |  Android

Calm Harm App

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Provides techniques to help break the cycle of self-harm behavior and explore trigger factors. Supports you in building a safety net of helpful thoughts, behaviors, and access to supportive people. 

Apple  |  Android

PTSD Coach

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Provides education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.

Apple  |  Android

Virtual Hope Box

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Contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Counselors can assist students to personalize the VHB content according to their specific needs.

Apple  |  Android

A Friend Asks

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Would you know how to respond if you recognized your friend may be thinking about suicide? This app provides users access to the warning signs, do’s and don’ts, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Apple | Android


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Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from stress management and anxiety management to sleep, personal growth, and mind-body health.

Apple | Android

"Headspace is a user friendly app that provides an overview of mindfulness with aesthetically pleasing recordings and videos. The introduction is free (including 10 sessions) and there are other free modules. After that, users are prompted to pay for the app."

—CWC Staff


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Stay connected to your network when you are in a time of crisis with the My3 App. This app helps users define their network, and a plan to stay safe.

Apple  |  Android


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Experience lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music.

Apple | Android

Insight Meditation Timer

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Guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers. Music tracks from world-renowned artists.

Apple | Android

Pranayama Free

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Engineered to teach your body how to breathe properly. By training your lungs to breathe at their full capacity, you could experience a ton of health benefits.

Apple  |  Android

Whats Up App

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Provides CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress and more.

Apple  |  Android

Audio Links

Video Links

The Counseling Center has its own playlist on Western's YouTube channel, as well as its own YouTube channel featuring coping skill tips.