This post was developed in partnership with Pfizer as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
Almost all of us are attached to our phones and can’t imagine our lives without them. Not only can we make phones calls, text, and stay in touch with friends, we have access to so many amazing apps that can help us with our everyday activities.
Not only can apps help you stay on track and be more productive, there are even apps to help you as you manage your mental health. Pfizer just launched a free mobile app to help people with symptoms of depression so they can take an active role in managing their symptoms and keeping track of how they are feeling. The Moodivator app is designed to supplement your existing treatment plan while offering you a simplified, efficient, and portable way to keep track of your feelings and symptoms so you can share them with your care team.
Depression is real and nothing to joke about. Literally millions of people in the United States suffer from depression. An estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) experience at least one major depressive episode a year on average. No one wants to admit to being depressed because of the stigma around depression. Struggling with feelings of depression often feels overwhelming, making you pull away from others, in turn making the symptoms of depression even worse.
Identifying and treating depression at the first signs is critical. Treatment options for depression often include talk therapy, medication, peer support, and a personal wellness plan. Staying on track can be challenging and overwhelming, but with the Moodivator App available in the iTunes App Store, you can track your symptoms, set goals and stay motivated in a way that works into your daily routine.
Take a moment to watch this video about the Moodivator app.
Why You Need To Try The Moodivator App
A survey in 2014 discovered that 70% of patients being treated for a mental health disorder said they would love the ability to track their symptoms and monitor their mental health on a daily basis with an app. Thankfully someone was listening and jumped to design an app to meet that need! Pfizer enlisted the help of leading psychiatrists in order to develop the Moodivator app to help complement the patient’s treatment plan by helping them set goals, stay on track along with getting daily tips and ongoing motivation. This app offers people a simple, efficient, and portable way to take a more active role in their treatment plan.
The Moodivator app is free so you have nothing to lose by giving it a try. Not only that, it’s easy to use and can help you set goals, stay organized, stay motivated and even get encouragement and daily tips. This is important because even seemingly small tasks can feel difficult for people with depression. Furthermore, patients receive encouraging inspirational messages in the app to help motivate them along the way. When you are struggling with depression, even the smallest task can feel extremely difficult. Having an easy-to-use app can really help people get to where they need to be.
The Moodivator app features a number of simple tools that can help you manage your depression:
- Set Goals: You can set personal, manageable goals right in the app with clear steps and the ability to customize and adjust your goals for your own needs as part of an ongoing routine.
- Track Your Mood: The app has a simple scale that lets you track how you are feeling whenever it’s convenient, whether it’s several times a day or various time throughout the week.
- Share Your Results: Accomplishing goals feels great and you can share your progress with your care team whenever you want!
It’s a great tool for those who want to take a more active role in their mental health. This free app is now available for download to iPhones from the Apple App Store, at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moodivator/id1103213442?ls=1&mt=8
The Moodivator app is not a treatment for depression and does not take the place of your doctor’s care or advice. This app also includes information about a prescription treatment option for depression.