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Meditation App Supports Mental Health

New mobile app provides daily meditations geared toward helping people manage their mental health symptoms.

People striving to manage anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorders will soon have access to daily support via their mobile devices. A new mobile app from Hazelden, A Restful Mind, offers daily meditations designed to address common issues and provide positive reinforcement for people coping with mental health symptoms. Based on the meditation book, the messages are authored by counselor and support group leader Mark Allen Zabawa, who himself suffers from bipolar disorder.

The mobile app offers a year's worth of reflections and meditations. Topics include responding to health setbacks and the experience of inpatient treatment, reducing anxiety, taking medication, avoiding triggers, and asking for help.

The app lets users access each day's message, bookmark and share their favorite inspirational messages with sponsors or friends, and customize the size of the font. Users can also synchronize with email or social media accounts to share messages. A "shake" function lets users find messages at random in addition to those designated for the day, and each message is searchable by keywords. The app can be downloaded to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Available this fall, the mobile app joins a collection of Hazelden recovery tools for mobile devices  These include the longstanding meditation collections 24 Hours and Day by Day and the recovery support program Mobile MORE Field Guide for Life .

Meditations from the mobile app can be found in the Recovery Support area of the Behavioral Health Evolution website.


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