4 Mental Health Apps for Healthcare Professionals

As a healthcare worker, we understand that your workload is heavy. And depending on your shift, you might not be able to take time off for appointments.

According to a 2022 report from Mental Health America, about 20 percent of adults in the United States are experiencing some form of mental illness. And of those, more than half receive no formal treatment.

At LeaderStat, we care about the whole you. And we know that caring for your mental state is critical for you to provide excellent care.

That’s why we want to arm you with resources that can provide support in helping you take control of your mental health and overall well-being. These resources come in the form of apps – where you can access a variety of tools right from your phone or device.

What’s Up?

What’s Up? is a free app that utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) methods to help individuals recognize thought patterns and cope with depression, anxiety, anger, and general stress.

Top features:
• Comprehensive diary to help users track moods
• Methods to overcome negative thinking patterns
• Habit tracker
• Grounding game


Talkspace allows its users to get connected with a licensed therapist virtually. To get started, you’ll be prompted to answer a few questions (this is called an assessment). Once preferences are collected, Talkspace will suggest three potential therapists. From here, users choose which would be an ideal fit. And the best part? You’re able to seamlessly switch therapists at no extra cost.

Services offered include individual therapy, psychiatry (evaluation and medication management), and couples therapy. Users can connect with their therapist in a variety of ways, including text, audio, photo, and video messages.

On average, Talkspace therapists have 9 years of experience as professional mental health care providers.

Plans start at $65/week, which includes weekly live sessions and ongoing messaging support.

Discount: If you’re considering a Talkspace subscription, use code SPACE to receive $100 off.


Similar to Talkspace, BetterHelp is a platform that makes professional therapy affordable, accessible and convenient. BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).

Users can communicate with their therapist through messages, live chat, over the phone, and through video conferencing. The cost of therapy ranges from $60 to $90 per week, and users are billed every four weeks.

If you’re wondering whether this is the right platform for you, check out hundreds of positive reviews!

Members get access to more than 30 interactive group sessions each week, as well as digital toolkits, interactive worksheets.

If you’re wondering about privacy, BetterHelp has a “Shred” button next to each message that you send, so it will no longer show in your account. And, the messages between you and your therapist are secured and encrypted by 256-bit encryption.

Minds of the Culture

This app boasts a 5-star rating in the Apple app store! Minds of the Culture is designed to help the Black community cope with mental health. The goal of the app is to help normalize, educate, and empower millennials and Gen Z.

• Black Therapist Directory
• Mood journal
• Blogs and videos
• Faith-based coping techniques

Fun fact: Minds of the Culture was developed by Dr. Chanda Reynolds, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in: cognitive behavioral therapy, depression, anxiety, challenges in early adulthood, and the integration of faith and mental wellness. She even has her own podcast!

Intentionally dedicating time to acknowledge your current state of mind is not only essential to preventing burnout and compassion fatigue, but to increasing your overall quality of life.

If someone you know is in immediate danger or crisis, please direct them to this comprehensive list of emergency hotlines.


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