Mental Health Awareness Month: Apps & Podcasts - Sender One Climbing
The month of May focuses on Mental Health Awareness. Follow our blogs this month as we share topics on mental health!

As a climbing gym, Sender One fosters physical health and wellness on a daily basis, but we also understand that as a whole, “there is no health without mental health,” as the World Health Organization states.

If you are struggling with mental illness you may feel stuck or that you are all alone in your journey. While apps and podcasts are not a replacement for therapy, they can provide genuine help to guide you through a myriad of problems, disorders, and more. Some apps and many podcasts let you connect to the world of others going through similar battles. Within moments it is now possible to have tangible tools at your fingertips. Check out this list of phone apps and podcasts that address everything from depression and anxiety to eating disorder recovery and more.


Insight Timer

Meditation, Yoga, & Sleep

With 90,000 free guided meditations, you can meditate on Insight Timer for as long as you want without ever paying a cent.
Most meditation apps say they’re free but the reality is quite different; once the starter pack finishes they quickly lock you out. We offer the largest free library of guided meditations on earth and the world’s most loved meditation Timer, for free.


Stress & Worry

How you feel matters! Whether you're feeling sad, anxious, or stressed, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to help you take control of your feelings and thoughts
Their proven techniques are developed by leading scientists and experts who've been studying evidence-based interventions in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy for decades.


Self-Guided Therapy

Youper was born from the idea that everyone can become the best version of themselves, like being a super you. In fact, Youper comes from the combination of the words You + Super. We’re using Artificial Intelligence to empower people to take care of their mental health.
Their vision is to provide everyone on the planet with Youper to be by their side in their journey towards happiness.

I Am Sober


Track your sobriety with a community that understands what you’re going through.
Build new daily habits and learn from others who are making changes happen.


Survivors of Sexual Violence

The RAINN app gives survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones access to support, self-care tools, and information. The app’s “Hotline” feature can connect you directly with one-on-one support from a trained support specialist on RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline via phone or online chat. The app’s “Self-Care” section contains exercises to help you take a moment for yourself as you heal. The app’s “Learn” section includes helpful information on sexual violence topics, finding and giving support, and healing.

Recovery Record

Eating Disorder Management

Recovery Record is a smart eating disorder recovery app that fits into your life and links with your treatment team to help you achieve lasting recovery. The app, which has been evaluated in clinical trials, is now available for you to use in connection with your treatment team.
You might not be sure if you have an eating disorder or if this is right for you. That is OK. No matter your situation, if you'd like to overcome an eating disorder or have a better relationship with food or your body, Recovery Record was designed to help!


The Happiness Lab

You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You’re dead wrong. In "The Happiness Lab" podcast, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. She's changed the lives of thousands of people through her class "Psychology and the Good Life," and she'll change yours, too.
Are you ready to feel better?

The Hilarious World of Depression

A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour

Comedian Paul Gilmartin hosts a weekly, hour-long audio podcast consisting of interviews with artists, friends, and the occasional doctor.
The show is geared towards anyone interested in or affected by depression, addiction, and other mental challenges which are so prevalent in the creative arts.
Paul’s hope is that the show and this website will give people a place to connect, smile, and feel the return of hope. The biggest myth about mental illness is that you are alone and there is no help.

Terrible, Thanks for Asking

You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day?
“Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both.

We'd like to remind readers that these are resources and in no way, a substitute for professional help. 

If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).

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