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BoosterBuddy is an app that aims to support teens and young adults improve their mental health. Upon opening the app, a selection of animated buddies appear for users to choose from. Once chosen, the buddy will guide users through preliminary questions about symptoms and introduce users to the app. Each day users are to complete “quests” to be able to interact with their buddy. Quests include mood check-ins, crisis planning, writing coping statements, and more. Once quests are complete, the buddy provides inspirational quotes and dresses up in hats. The app provides a library of coping mechanisms organized into different categories. Some categories are depression, lack of sleep, anxiety, delusions, etc.. Users can favorite the coping mechanisms as they see fit. Additional features of the app include assistance in tracking appointments and medication, self-care routines for specific symptoms (anxiety, depression, high mood, lack of motivation, etc), and a record of users’ previous mood entries.
Available For: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; Android 6.0 and up.
Developer: Vancouver Island Health Authority
Type of Treatment: Gratitude, Mindfulness, Psychoeducation & Information, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, Stress and Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders, Sleep, Chronic Pain
Target Audience: Adolescents
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Get it on: Google Play, Apple App Store
There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Booster Buddy
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