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Top AI-Based Mental Health Apps In 2019

Top AI-Based Mental Health Apps In 2019

Ambika Choudhury
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Today’s fast-paced life has many challenges, which has led to the Millenials being called as the Burnout Generation. A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that by 2020, 20% of the Indian population will suffer from mental illnesses. The report also says that by next year, depression will be the second-largest disease burden for the entire world. 

But now, artificial intelligence is making its presence felt in this sector. For example, researchers at IBM are using transcripts and audio inputs from psychiatric interviews, coupled with machine learning techniques to find patterns in speech. This method will eventually help the clinicians to accurately predict and monitor psychosis, schizophrenia, mania, and depression.

To lessen such issues and support mental health patients, various organisations have been developing AI-based applications for smartphones in order to improve the user’s wellbeing.



In this article, we list down top 10 AI mental health apps used in 2019

(The apps are listed down according to their ratings)

1| BioBase

Price: Free

Rating: 5

About: BioBase is an AI-powered iOS app which offers a user the chance to track, measure and manage stress. With the help of this app, one can measure body stress, track mood, take brain function tests, view stress over weeks and much more.

Click here to install it.

2| Woebot

Price: Free

Installs: 100,000+

Rating: 4.8

About: Woebot is one of the popular apps for mental health. This app helps a user to think through situations with step-by-step guidance by using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), learn about yourself with intelligent mood tracking as well as master skills to reduce stress and live happier through over 100+ evidence-based stories from the clinical team. This app is the winner of the 2019 Google Play Award for standout wellbeing app.

Click here to install it.

2| Youper

Price: Free 

Installs: 1,000,000+

Rating: 4.7 

About: Youper is an emotional health assistant which uses AI to personalise various techniques to fit a user’s needs. This app incorporates strategies from cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and other science-based approaches. Youper helps a user to monitor and improve emotional health through quick conversations based on therapy techniques and mindfulness.

Click here to install it.

3| Wysa

Price: Free

Installs: 1,000,000+ 

Rating: 4.7

About: Wysa is a conversational artificial intelligence chatbot which provides emotional support with mood tracking, finding optimism, reframing thoughts (CBT) in easy-to-understand and friendly chats. The app suggests meditation and mindfulness audios made easy based on the user’s chats. This app helps in practising CBT and DBT techniques in order to build resilience. 

Click here to install it.

4| Ginger Emotional Support

Price: Free

Installs: 50,000+

Rating: 4.5

About: Ginger offers confidential, emotional support and guided self-care through smartphones. The app provides day-to-day support and guidance with learning new skills and achieving goals for both personal or professional. Also, this app is offered at no cost to employees and dependents who are 18 years and above of select employers and located in the US and internationally.

Click here to install it.

5| Replika

Price: Free

Installs: 1,000,000+

Rating: 4.4 

About: Replika is one of the popular chatbot companion powered by artificial intelligence. This unique chatbot AI companion helps to develop a user’s personality, talk about feelings or anything that’s on a user’s mind, have fun, calm anxiety as well as grow together.

Click here to install it.

6| Unmind

Price: Free 

Installs: 5,000+

Rating: 4.1

About: Unmind develops a cloud-based platform that provides clinically-backed tools and training for stressful people to bolster their mental health. The approach combines neuroscience, positive psychology, mindfulness and the latest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that can be used to bolster mental health.

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Click here to install it.

7| Tess 

About: Tess is X2AI’s psychological artificial intelligence chatbot which delivers emotional wellness coping strategies. This mental health chatbot coaches patients to build resilience by having text message conversations. The users can access this app through Facebook Messenger, SMS texting, web browsers as well as smartphone apps.

Click here to download.

Other popular mental health apps:

8| Moodpath

Price: Free 

Installs: 1,000,000+

Rating: 4.6

About: Moodpath is a mental health detecting app which detects mental health disorders and increases well-being. Moodpath is based on the concept of cognitive-behavioural therapy and was developed with experienced therapists and doctors. However, the app does not have AI features and this is why instead of gaining 4.6 rating, we put this in number 8. 

Click here to install it.

9| Sanvello

Price: Free 

Installs: 1,000,000+

Rating: 4.6

About: Formerly known as Pacifica, Sanvello is an evidence-based and popular mental health app which is created by psychologists that use clinically validated techniques such as CBT for stress, anxiety, and depression. This app too does not use AI techniques but it is worth mentioning.  

Click here to install it.

10| Depression CBT Self-Help Guide

Price: Free 

Installs: 100,000+

Rating: 4.2

About: Depression CBT Self-Help Guide is a self-help app for mental health. This app helps to learn and manage stress in life and engage in self-care behaviours that can improve symptoms along with the mood. The natural management of depression involves understanding depression and the factors that contribute to the symptoms.

Click here to install it.

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