ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Mental Health Recovery - Online and Printable Mood Tracker Templates

Updated on August 23, 2017

How to Start Charting Changes in Your Mood

Logging the changes in your mood and overall mental health helps you remember what happened, identify patterns and triggers and communicate more effectively with your doctor about all of the above.

I am SchizoAffective and am only very recently starting to manage my mental health effectively, in part because daily I take careful note of all the changes in my moods and symptoms. You can download free Excel and PDF versions of the mood tracker worksheets I use. They can be used as is, or modified for Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.

Identify triggers and patterns and communicate better with your doctor.

Monthly Mood Tracking Chart - This is How I Communicate Changes in My Mental Health to My Psychiatrist

Click tp dpwnload the Excel version of this Mental Health Recovery Diary.
Click tp dpwnload the Excel version of this Mental Health Recovery Diary.

I have SchizoAffective Disorder. It's a bit like having Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. One of the things that is really hard for me is communicating with my doctor. Communication. Period. Is. Hard. For. Me (at least in person - I seem to do fairly well typing on a computer).

So being able to hand my doctor a monthly mood chart is a life saver. That's when we really started making progress.

Free Printable Mood Tracker - Chart Changes in Your Mental Health

I created these mental health worksheets based off a "personal calendar" that was given to me by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

BStable Mood Management Solution

This software costs $100. I have not purchased it, but it looks interesting. I'm wondering if anyone else has used it and has anything positive or negative to say about it?

Have you used BeStable?

Is it woth the $99?

Online Mood Trackers - Log Your Mental Health Symptoms and Moods Online

I've yet to try this service, but it looks great. It also tracks your medication history. This is great if you're comfortable posting all of your mental health related information online. If you're not comfortable sharing all of that private information keep a paper copy using my printable mood tracker charts.

Mood Tracker Mobile Application - Track Your Mood with a Mobile Phone

Do you have a mental illness? How do you keep track of your moods? - How do you communicate about changes in your mental health to your doctor?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Seeds Of Future profile image

      Seeds Of Future 4 years ago

      Very informative! I have learned a lot!

      I am also writing lens to improve human health, not only physical body, but also mentally.

      Hope you can come and give me some advices and comments!

    • sageinacage lm profile image

      sageinacage lm 5 years ago

      I work with people experiencing mental health issues and I think mood trackers such as these can prove incredibly helpful in explaining recent patterns of moods when it comes to chatting with your doctor/psychologist. I also think simply taking a bit of time each day to reflect on your own mood is important in learning how to recognize when you might need to seek help.

    • familialmediter profile image

      familialmediter 5 years ago

      Hey Darcie, this is some solid info! Mental health is so vital to our progress and success. I feel these types of tools can really benefit people. First time I've come across a lens of this sort. Thanks again!

    • siobhanryan profile image

      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      This is a brilliant tool for people with mental health issues- I use similar tools to track depression-Blessed

    • profile image

      ciprianadam 5 years ago

      I'll have to look more into the mobile mood tracker applications. Thanks

    • JakTraks profile image

      Jacqueline Marshall 5 years ago from Chicago area

      A practical and easy to use tool for tracking moods. Like it!

    • shauna1934 profile image

      shauna1934 5 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: Awesome Darcie!! Thank you so much!! Will also be linking to several of your other Mental Health lenses.

    • darciefrench lm profile image

      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Nice tools for tracking mood - will add to my related mental health lenses in particular I want to die ~ life after suicide.