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Pins and Needles? Apps to De-stress

Happify states: “In a world that’s increasingly stressful and complex, we want to provide fun, individualized, and science-based pathways to greater happiness. Above all, we’re here to empower you to take control of your emotional life—and we’re giving you the tools to do it.” Those tools include games and evidence-based exercises and the app will tell a screen reader user whether an activity is visual or not so that user can decide whether to move forward with that activity. There were plenty of graphics on the site, but our tester noted that graphics weren’t accessible with his screen reader.

Evidence-based anxiety relief is also the purpose of MindShift, which offers tools based on cognitive behavioral therapy for worry, panic, perfectionism, social anxiety and phobias. Free for iOS or Android. The blog at Credo Mobile has more suggestions.