Here are some apps that I have used personally or that have been recommended to me to help encourage mental health recovery and support. I try to only show apps that are either free or have one upfront price (such as the cost of the app) because I know it can be very difficult to afford multiple subscription services and bills can add to mental health distress.These are all apps that I use personally or have used in the past. I am not sponsored or any way financially supported by any of the apps listed below.
If you are interested in meditation and need a place to start, this app is full of guided meditation for various different purposes. It has PTSD focused meditation, sleeplessness focused meditation and motherhood meditation. I currently use it on my Samsung device and it s great to have.
Unfortunately, they changed the app for Apple devices to now be a subscription service, like most meditation apps but if you have any form of Android device, it is only a single price (as far as I know). This can be helpful for calming the body and mind and doing check ins with yourself. It is a good place to start when trying to get into meditation.
This app allows you to get peer to peer support. This can be helpful when you may be intimidated in calling a hotline or you need support for non-crisis issues. There are many trained volunteers on the app, such as myself, to be an active listener and to be supportive.
It is run by a fairly small team and by volunteers. There are technical issues due to this while there is a large amount of users on the site. Please be patient with any issues such as these. Additionally, the users tend to be younger as the app is aimed for teens. It still can be used by adults for support but some people do troll or are inappropriate on the app as with any social platform. There are moderators but there is a possibility of coming across triggering content or having someone not be as cooperative as you need them.
Still, there are good people on the app who are there to provide support and to help you. It can be helpful for the day to day concerns when you feel it is not as urgent as calling a hotline for support.
Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. If you are in extreme crisis please call your local emergency services or your local suicide hotline. This site is a collection of research and resources to help you.