Calm App – $69.99/year (premium version). Apple’s App of the year in 2017. Offers daily guided meditations, trackers for progress, bed time meditations and stories, nature sounds and classes. Has family sharing capabilities.
Insight Timer – Free. Centre for Mindful Self-compassion. Contains a large library of guided meditations, with over 20,000 titles. Other versions include a variety of different bells that can be used for meditations of varying lengths.
Stop, Breathe & Think – Free. Daily check-ins and meditation dependent upon moods and age.
Breathe2Relax – Free. Interactive menu guides you through diaphragmatic breathing exercises. Such breathing techniques are known for interrupting stress receptors in the body. Recommended for anxiety, anger management and mood stabilization.
Universal Breathing by Saagara – Made for beginners. Teaches you how to breathe deeply and to retain your breath at intervals for concentrated control (pranayama). App keeps track of your progress.
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Program and Institutional interventions
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Thomas CR. Deciding to Refer Residents for Psychiatric Evaluation. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Apr;9(2):151-153. (Article Offering Case Discussions and Policy Guidance, Policy Guidance).
Systematic and narrative reviews
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Perspectives and discussion papers
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