Health Resources - Apps and Websites
Below you will find some self-help resources. You can search by topics and whether it is accessible by website, Apple App or Google Play app. Try it out for yourself!
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- Anxiety Free: iCan Hypnosis
This App introduces the iCan hypnosis brand to a wider audience by being free of charge, and can be used to learn self-hypnosis for tackling many other problems. We have applications that deal with addiction to nicotine, alcohol, that deal with medical disorders that can be reached through the process of hypnosis. It is a clinical hypnosis method that can directly connect to the subconscious and allieviate and ultimitely allow you to be free from these troubles.
- Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
The natural management of depression involves understanding depression and the factors that contribute to the symptoms. Learning to manage stress in your life and engage in self-care behaviors can improve your symptoms and your mood. This app contains a depression severity test, audios, articles, a cognitive diary and a motivational points system that help you learn how to do this.
- First Aid: American Red Cross
Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.
- Free Meditation - Take a Break
You can enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation now without prior experience. Take a Break has been developed by Richard and Mary Maddux, creators of the popular Meditation Oasis podcast. Featuring two popular meditations from the podcast, the app gives you the option to listen with or without music.
- Get Involved - Student Involvement at LBJ Student Center
Join a club! Did you know that there are over 400 student organizations at Texas State? Student Involvement is committed to enriching Bobcats through service, student organizations and activities. They want every Texas State Student to have a sense of belonging to their community. They have many different groups and organizations including the Non-Traditional Student Organization and Student Volunteer Connects.
- Headspace: Meditation & Sleep
Learn the life-changing skills of meditation in just a few minutes a day with Headspace. Find hundreds of sessions on physical health, personal growth, stress management, and anxiety relief. They are all designed to help you stress less, focus more, and feel better. Download Headspace to meditate anywhere, anytime and start living a healthier, happier life.
Headspace offers a student discount plan! Visit www.headspace.com/studentplan for more information.
Get free answers and instant help from more than 140,000 top doctors on your phone or tablet. You can also pay for a virtual consult by video, voice, or text chat with a primary care doctor 24/7. HealthTap: Simple access to instant healthcare from real doctors.
- HY (HealthiestYou)
All currently enrolled Texas State University Students can connect with a Board Certified Physician 24/7/365 via phone and/or video chat using HealthiestYou's nationwide telehealth service. Video chat consultations are available though an app on both Android and iPhone devices. During a physician consult, you will be able to speak to a physician for diagnosis and treatment of many different acute illnesses.
Students currently enrolled in the Texas State Student Insurance Plan will receive this service for FREE and consultations will be $40 for students not currently on the plan.
Call 855-866-0895, or visit telehealth4students.com more information on this service.
MindsMatter is a mental health resource for students, families, friends, faculty and staff. The Division of Student Affairs’ Mental Health Advisory Council, which is comprised of staff, faculty, and students, developed this resource to raise awareness and enhance support for the mental health needs of the Texas State community.
- Spotify: Wellness Page
Spotify is well known for their music selection, but it also offers thousands of podcasts. It has recently added a "Wellness" page with categories including, Yoga, Nature Sounds, Self Love, Exercise, Meditation, Fresh Start, Spa & Massage and Meditation.
Listen absolutely free with ads, or get Spotify Premium. Premium features:
- Play any song, any time on any device: mobile, tablet or computer.
- Enjoy ad-free music.
- Listen offline.
- Get better sound quality.
- Stop, Breathe & Think: Meditation & Mindfulness
Slow down, take a deep breath...how are you feeling, what are you thinking Check-in with your emotions to receive daily meditation and mindfulness recommendations tuned to how you feel. This calming meditation app experience is uniquely designed to help youstay mindful, de-stress, sleep better, and build the emotional strength and confidence to handle life’s ups and downs. Mindfulness & meditation is the practice, Stop, Breathe & Think is the process.
- Texas State Campus Recreation
The Student Recreation Center is free to all Texas State Students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour. They have a full workout gym, racquetball courts, cybercafe, indoor track, group fitness classes, pool, intramural sports, climbing wall, swim lessons, personal trainers, boot camps, weight room, boxing equipment, golf simulator and sport clubs.
- Texas State Counseling Center
Counseling Center Services include brief individual, group, and couples counseling, consultation and crisis response, and workshops about coping with stress and other mental health topics.
Making an Initial Appointment: If you are interested in using Counseling Center services, call 512.245.2208 or visit their office in the LBJ Student Center 5-4.1. and let staff know what type of counseling you are interested in.
- Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a free interactive, dynamic, easy-to-access program that provides short videos and skills building exercises to address anxiety, depression and other common concerns. Use your Texas State email address to set up a Self-Help account. Access TAO from the privacy of your computer or smartphone and go at your own pace.
First, sign up through Texas State then utilize on web or mobile.
- What's Up? - A Mental Health App
What's Up? is a fantastic free app utilising some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more! With a beautiful, modern design, simple heading and easy-to-follow methods, you can get to what helps you the most in seconds!