With so many stressors in our world today, everyone could use a little support for their mental well-being.
At Kaiser Permanente, we recognize this — it’s why we offer members a broad range of self-care resources, including apps, audio activities, articles, and more.
Self-care apps for your everyday life
Visiting a therapist’s office has long been the standard for one-on-one therapy and emotional coaching. But sometimes, you just need a little help navigating life’s everyday challenges. That’s where self-care apps come in.
Apps like Calm, myStrength, and Ginger can help anyone build resilience, set goals, and take meaningful steps toward improving their sleep, mood, and relationships. They’re not meant to replace clinical treatment or advice, but they can be a great supplement to it.
Calm is the number one app for sleep and meditation designed to help lower stress, anxiety, and more.
myStrength supports building a personalized plan to strengthen emotional health whenever and wherever needed.
Ginger allows people to have one-on-one text-based chats with an emotional support coach anytime, anywhere. A person can discuss goals, share challenges, and create an action plan with a coach. Support is just a text away.
“Kaiser Permanente is committed to our members having access to the mental health care they need,” said Ashley Zucker, MD, child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, Kaiser Permanente in San Bernardino. “These offerings place immediate self-care options at their fingertips to support their concerns that may not require a clinician.”
Calm, myStrength, and Ginger are available to Kaiser Permanente members at no additional cost.
Safe, easy, and effective
Kaiser Permanente believes in evidence-based approaches to meeting Americans’ mental health needs. These self-care apps are thoroughly evaluated by our clinicians. They’re easy to use, proven to be effective, and they’re safe and confidential.
“Those in need can take a preventive approach to their mental well-being, as early intervention is critical,” explained Dr. Zucker. “The good news is that we have better access to tools like these that support our well-being.”