Reviews of innovative products, apps, devices and tools to promote self-care and mental health management.
All in an app...
I recently read an article in The Cut about the rise of therapy apps and how it has exponentially increased in the time of COVID-19. The article had a healthy dose of statistics, anecdotal stories and the writer’s take on how this market is to say the very least nuanced. As someone who believes firmly in the benefits of therapy and investing in your own mental health and well being, I think that in a general sense the therapy apps add to the conversation.
My First Month On Lexapro
My doctor prescribed me 5 mg of Lexapro for my anxiety and depression. This dose is extremely low and a child’s dose. I had had bad reactions to different SSRIs in the past, so to avoid that happening this time, my doctor started me on a very low dose.
How Cerebral Saved my Life
It goes without saying that 2020 was a year that most of us wish we could forget. And for the millions of Americans that battle daily with mental illnesses, the pandemic has just added even more to our already overloaded plates. Due to social distancing and the contagion factor with coronavirus, telehealth medicine services have become more frequently and widely used across the country.
Off-label use of Modafinil for depression: Is it right?
As time unfolds and the futuristic world we live in evolves to be more highly technological, clinical depression is cementing itself firmly in its place as a globally-relevant mental health problem. The COVID pandemic has worsened this problem. The reality is that many individuals and communities have to handle being depressed and other issues without a support system. This might lead one to experience severe loneliness and feelings of hopelessness, staying on the couch days on end, developing lack of concentration and other similar effects.
5 Herbs & Natural Supplements To Fight Depression
Mental health issues continue to grow in severity across the world. More and more people are visiting doctors and specialists complaining of problems like depression and anxiety.
Knowledge Is Power: Exercise Yours … Anxiety And CBD Use
“Anxiety” is a catch phrase embodying a whole host of emotional states. While feeling anxious at times is quite normal, people who feel persistent and intense worry, fear or sadness probably suffer from an anxiety disorder. Repeated feelings of fear, sadness or intense worry can trigger something called a panic attack- which is a sudden episode that triggers a severe physical reaction. People who have experienced panic attacks describe it as frightening and some have even confused it for a heart attack.
Which Fidget Toys Are the BEST!?
Fidget toys are a great thing for everyone to have, but they are also very useful tools for people with ADHD and ADD. If you don't own any yet, then I have some good news! I bought and tried a bunch of different fidget toys to let you know which ones are the most fun, and which ones are the best for channeling my ADHD. I hope my article helps you out!
Equoo Promises to Help People Become More Emotionally Fit. I Gave It a Try—Here’s What Happened
It seems like no matter what you want to do, there’s an app that can help. As a person who has a hard time understanding others, I’ve always felt pretty hopeless about establishing a connection with people. I’m not exactly a communicator, you know what I mean?
I Wore the Spire Stone At Work for A Week and It Actually Helped My Anxiety
I don’t know how to relax. Have you ever had anyone go to give you a neck rub or a massage and had them tell you to relax your muscles before they get started? I literally don’t know how to do that. Needless to say, I’ve been on the market for some sort of stress relief device or app for some time now.
Podcasts About Mental Health You Need to Listen To
Podcasts, in general, allow you to keep yourself informed, entertained, and in-the-know about a variety of subjects. Podcasts about mental health, in particular, open up vital conversations about mental health, mental illnesses, and coping mechanisms. The world doesn't discuss mental illness enough, and we rarely say the right things. These mental health podcasts, as well as self-help podcasts that everyone should listen to, bring the issues to the forefront. Only through discussion and open dialogue can we hope to address and affect the country's mental health crisis.
Best Teas for Stress and Depression
How does tea calm me down? Whether you're looking for a remedy to soothe your depression or stress, tea can certainly help. This is because tea can relax you in two ways: with the actual ingredients of the tea, and the act of drinking tea.
Best Weighted Blankets for Stress, Anxiety, and Sleep Disorders
If you haven't heard about weighted blankets yet, you're behind on the trend. These blankets can be very heavy, weighing anywhere from four to 25 pounds. They are made heavier usually by having glass beads or plastic pellets inside. Weighted blankets have actually been around for years with the special needs community, but they are starting to become more mainstream as all people realize that they can benefit from a weighted blanket, especially people with anxiety issues. They can be simple and soft like a regular blanket, or if you need something with even more sensory input, they can be a minky dotted blanket. Whatever your needs, if you feel like you might benefit from burrito-ing yourself in one of these, check out the best weighted blankets on the market right now.