Feeling sad or depressed? Lift your mood with free, evidence-based tools.

MoodTools is a free, convenient, and easy-to-use smartphone app that provides six evidence-based tools to aid against clinical depression and negative moods on a large scale. We pride ourselves on being Simple, Evidence-based, and Free. MoodTools aims to go above and beyond by incorporating comprehensive therapy tools, smooth design, and a no-nonsense, ad-free layout.

MoodTools is perfect either as a self-help tool or as a supplement to treatment. It contains the following tools:

Depression Information - Read basic information, detailed self-help guides, and find help with internet resources

Depression Test - Take the PHQ-9 depression questionnaire and track your symptom severity over time

Videos - Discover helpful YouTube videos that can improve your mood and behavior, from guided meditations to enlightening TED talks

Thought Diary - Improve your mood by analyzing your thoughts and identifying negative / distorted thinking patterns based on principles from Cognitive Therapy

Activities - Regain your energy by performing energizing activities and tracking which activities improve your mood the most, based on principles from Behavioral Activation Therapy

Safety Plan - Develop a suicide safety plan to keep you safe and utilize emergency resources during a suicidal crisis


Disclaimer: This application is not intended to be a replacement for treatment nor any sort of medical intervention. Treatment is, by far, the best way to overcome clinical depression. This application will only aid you on your path to recovery. In addition, if you are not in treatment, talk to your doctor or use the information portions of MoodTools to find resources that can connect you to treatment.

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