If you suffer from depression, you’re not alone — it affects an estimated 16 million people in the U.S. and 350 million worldwide, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Depression affects everyone differently, and everyone has a different method for regulating it. Increasingly, many are turning to technology as a source of help.
As much as technology gets vilified as a catalyst of mental health issues, there are a wide variety of apps and services that could help those with depression track, manage and even alleviate symptoms of depression. These are five such apps that, while they’re not meant to be a replacement for professional treatment, can certainly help when used in conjunction with medical care.