8 Uplifting Mobile Apps to Help You Through the Grieving Process

Many events can trigger the feeling of mourning. It could be that a loved one has passed away, an important relationship has come to an end, or a precious family pet has passed away. Whatever the circumstances, grief is natural and it is important to experience it.

However, grieving can be hard work. It is a sometimes overwhelming emotion that takes a lot of energy and causes a lot of pain. Below are some inspiring mobile apps that can make the grieving process a little easier.


1. Grieving works

Are you dealing with sadness, anxiety, loneliness, anger or feelings of guilt? Grief Works is a thoughtful app that helps you deal with those feelings. The app is based on a book by Julia Samuel, who is a distinguished psychotherapist.

Some of the interactive tools you can use include meditation and mindfulness guides, as well as sleep and breathing exercises. One of the main features users love about this app is the ability to write in your own personal diary.

If you want to take the course on the app which consists of 28 sessions, you will need to upgrade to the premium edition. Leveling up also unlocks additional tools and practices.

To download: Mourning works for iOS | Android (Free, subscription available)

2. Detangle

The grieving process can leave you feeling incredibly alone. The Untangle app offers a welcoming and warm community, so you don’t feel so alone. You can use this app if you are feeling down and want to connect with like-minded people who are going through the same issues as you. Whether you’ve lost a friend or family member, you can explore groups and communities and find the ones that work best for you.

Discover people who live nearby and share your personal story in a safe place with those who understand your grief. In addition, a team of qualified experts is always available to help and discuss. Untangle also provides selected services, such as finding a therapist, lawyer or funeral director.

To download: Untangle for Android (Free)

3. Ellie’s Path

You don’t have to cry alone; Ellie’s Way is an app full of amazing resources and kind people who want to offer their support.

It’s not the most advanced mobile app, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s a simple to use basic app, and that’s all it needs. The app offers a selection of pages, like the one dedicated to valuable resources, like poems and bereavement quotes. If you are looking for someone to talk to who can help you through your grief journey, join the Ellie’s Way group.

Do you need others to help you share your burden? Feel free to submit a prayer request on the app, so others can pray for you and with you.

To download: Ellie’s Way for iOS | Android (Free)

4. Healing after death

Healing After Death is an app that uses the power of meditation to take you on a healing journey. However, the app takes a slightly different approach. The contrast between regular guided meditation and this one is that it supports both those who are alive and those who have passed on to the other side.

You don’t need to be a Buddhist to use or benefit from this application. It doesn’t matter if you belong to a specific religion. All you need is love, motivation and 20 minutes.

Whether you are dealing with a deceased family member or dear friend, guided meditation can provide you with a beautiful and powerful experience. Additionally, the app offers a diary where you can write your personal experiences, as well as a team you can chat with.

To download: Heal After Death for iOS | Android (Free)

5. Apart from Me

There are many ways to manage the grieving process. You may prefer to chat with like-minded people or participate in meditation. But it is also possible to play a mobile game which can help. Developed by experts to help the younger generation cope with loss and grief, Apart of Me is a free therapeutic mobile game.

The game begins with your journey through a storm to an enchanting island where you land and meet a guide. The helpful guide greets you and begins to train you to become a guide yourself.

The game is carefully designed, easy to play and perfect for adults and children. To play, tap the screen where you want to go or tap and hold your finger. From there, you can interact with objects that light up and encounter different friendly creatures that help you complete quests.

To download: Apart from Me for iOS | Android (Free)

6. Move forward actively

When you’re grieving, it’s hard to find people who can relate to what you’re going through, whether you’re a young adult or a working professional.

Actively Moving Forward, or AMF, is a perfect app for those who want to chat with non-judgmental people and make personal connections with others who are also hurting.

On the app’s homepage, you can actively search for different events and communities filled with people just like you. Besides that, the AMF app has a cool feature that lets you shake your phone to connect with people nearby.

To download: Actively Advance for iOS | Android (Free)

7. Wyssa

Imagine if you could have a little therapist by your side at all times? Well, you can! Wysa is an adorable all-in-one app that can help with anxiety, grief, and more. This app works as your happiness companion, mood tracker, mindfulness coach, meditation guide, AI-powered chatbot, and close friend.

The app gives you your own private space where you can track your trip. Don’t worry if you need to talk to someone; just start a conversation with Wysa and forget about whatever is bothering you. Wysa gives you everything you need in the palm of your hands, from sleep stories and sounds to self-care exercises to overcome grief and loneliness.

To download: Wysa for iOS | Android (Free, subscription available)

8. Hope and healing from the loss of a pet

Grieving is not just for human beings. You may also need help grieving your beloved pet. Losing a pet can be as heartbreaking as losing a significant other, and the Pet Loss app is for those struggling to come to terms with their loss.

The Pet Loss app is beautiful and easy to use. It’s simple to locate what you’re looking for, whether it’s a pet tip or an interesting article. The app has some great features, such as a list of valuable resources, a Ask the expert page where you can submit your questions, and even a private journal.

To download: Pet Loss for iOS | Android (Free)

Use these mobile apps to help you cope with grief

It doesn’t matter what kind of grief you are going through; there is no right way to deal with it. There are only ways to help you along the way, so that your feelings don’t come back to haunt you later.

If you need help, these uplifting mobile apps can guide you through grief management. Whether you download just one or all of them, you might find that they help you pick up the pieces and move on.

Casey J. Nelson