If you are feeling sad, anxious, or depressed, lift your mood with MoodTools! MoodTools is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery.

MoodTools contains several different research-supported tools. They include:

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 your mood before and after, based on Behavioral Activation Therapy

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

Information - Read information, self-help guidelines, and find help with internet resources

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

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

MoodTools was designed in collaboration with multiple mental health professionals. MoodTools is free, contains no advertisements, and is a purely non-profit venture aimed at helping people suffering from clinical depression. Thank you for supporting our efforts with your positive ratings and reviews. Please send any requests, questions, or feedback via email to and we will be sure to respond to each one.

Disclaimer: This mental health 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 or other mental illnesses. Therapy and antidepressants have been shown to effectively treat clinical depression and anxiety. This application will only aid you on your path to recovery from depression or anxiety. In addition, if you are not in treatment, talk to your doctor or therapist or use this app to find resources that can connect you to treatment.

While MoodTools is designed as a self-help mental health application to help people suffering from clinical depression, it can also assist people without mental illness or people suffering from other mental disorders / mental illnesses such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or schizophrenia.

What’s New

Version 1.4.2

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
29 Ratings
29 Ratings
Dr. Lightsey ,

Excellent, science based tool

I am a clinical psychologist, and I use this app all the time with my patients. It includes the basic principles of CBT, one of the best therapies for depression. The information is clear and practical. However, if you are really depressed and struggling, especially if you are having thoughts of hurting yourself, you should know that the research about CBT working always shows that your relationship with your therapist is the most important predictor of getting better in treatment. That is, there isn’t much research out there about how well the tools work as self-help. So try it, and if it doesn’t do enough or if you are a danger to yourself, talk to someone, too, to get the help you need. On the other hand, if you ARE a therapist, this is an excellent tool that you to use with a patient. IMHO, it far exceeds giving your patient a piece of paper for psychoeducation, safety planning, or records of activation or cognitive reframing. These papers only sometimes makes it through a whole week without getting lost, whereas patients almost always have their phones or tablets nearby.

furryftw ,

Could be better, could be worse

Compared to most free self-help apps, this one is pretty good. It’s angled toward depression, which means it’s got a great array of resources and guides to help you cope with that specifically. But if the app were to expand its services to other disorders such as anxiety, eating disorders, and so on, I think it would help a great deal more!

Another suggestion I have, is the ability to customize the individual activities they provide for you. I’m aware there is a ‘Custom’ option, but for example, adding a list to the Chores activity, which you are then free to edit and mark off as you complete the tasks one by one, would make things a lot simpler and easier. Having the different options all in one place makes for easy customization (which I believe is very important to the individual).

Overall, hope to see more from this app! But as it is now, it’s a certainly welcome little tool, that I will be sure to use in times of distress and emotional management.

OhItsAllison ,

One of the most helpful mental health apps I’ve ever had

Wow! I am amazed at how amazing this app is. At first I got it because it was on the Suicide crisis prevention website resource page, so I thought I would give it a try. I’m so glad I did! I recommend this app to everyone! Those who suffer from any mental illness or even those who don’t will benefit greatly from this app


Eddie Liu
16.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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