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. Please send any requests, questions, or feedback via email to


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.


Pro Mode Information:

All core features of this app are completely free to use. Pro Mode is an optional subscription that offers Export, Cloud Sync, and Passcode Protection features. Pro Mode is offered in two auto-renewing subscription options: $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year.

Pricing may vary depending on the country. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. 24 hours before the end of the monthly subscription period, the renewal fee will be automatically charged and the subscription renewed unless auto-renew is turned off beforehand. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off in the Account Settings after purchase.


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What’s New

Version 1.5

Introducing Pro Mode! Pro Mode contains optional features that enhance your MoodTools experience, such as cloud sync and passcode protection!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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.

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.

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
19.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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