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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

It's National Suicide Prevention Month: 5 Apps Designed to Help Reduce Depression and Anxiety

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and this week is National Suicide Prevention Week. The purpose of both events is to reach out to people who have been affected by suicide and to raise awareness and connect individuals with suicide prevention services. Suicide for all age groups has been on the rise across the nation since 2016. With our busy, disconnected lives, it's pretty easy to get lost in a cycle of negative thoughts. One of ways to decrease suicidal thoughts is to surround yourself with things, activities, and people that make you feel positive about you. For those moments in your life when you can't be around positive folks and you're feeling depressed and anxious, give these apps a try.

1. Happify. It doesn't matter if you're feeling stressed, depressed or anxious, Happify gives you the tools to help you take control of your emotional well-being. The app has an assortment of tools and activities that will help improve your mood. There are resources in the app that will help you with meditation