Android app for anxiety brings help to thousands
28 March 2017
For many months, iPhone users have been benefiting from smartphone app, MoodMission, by learning better ways of coping with low moods and anxious feelings – feelings that, if left untreated, can lead to depression and anxiety disorders.
Now, it’s the Android users’ turn.
The Android version of the app was launched in February 2017, following a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised over $8,000 from 122 supporters, including generous donations from Monash University's Campus Community Division.
Doctor of Psychology student, Mr David Bakker, and Associate Professor Nikki Rickard, both of the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN), began developing the original evidenced-based app back in 2015. Since its launch in 2016, MoodMission has achieved over 13,000 downloads across both iOS and Android platforms, with reports claiming that the Android app alone has already been viewed 125,000 times*. Furthermore, several colleges in the United States have shown a keen interest in the app, with potential plans to promote it to their students.
“MoodMission is designed to be used by anyone, whether they have a clinically significant anxiety or mood disorder, or just want to find ways of coping with day-to-day feelings of anxiousness or low moods”, Mr Bakker said. “The new version will run on all Android devices, opening up access to thousands of people, and providing them with the help that they may need. We are very excited by this prospect, and by the opportunity to enable positive change in so many people’s lives.”
For more information on MoodMission, or to download the free App for iOS or Android platforms, visit http://moodmission.com/.
* source: http://imgur.com/gallery/mcmaT