product review

Reviews of innovative products, apps, devices and tools to promote self-care and mental health management.

  • Nancy D
    Published 5 months ago
    Which Fidget Toys Are the BEST!?

    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!
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 7 months ago
    Equoo Promises to Help People Become More Emotionally Fit. I Gave It a Try—Here’s What Happened

    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?
  • Chelsea Pullano
    Published 9 months ago
    I Wore the Spire Stone At Work for A Week and It Actually Helped My Anxiety

    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.
  • Ringo Mendoza
    Published about a year ago
    Podcasts About Mental Health You Need to Listen To

    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.
  • Kelsey Lange
    Published about a year ago
    Best Teas for Stress and Depression

    Best Teas for Stress and Depression

    How does tea calm me down?
  • Katie Marchbank
    Published about a year ago
    Best Weighted Blankets for Stress, Anxiety, and Sleep Disorders

    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.
  • Katie Marchbank
    Published about a year ago
    10 Best Teas for Anxiety and Insomnia

    10 Best Teas for Anxiety and Insomnia

    Anxiety is never fun. A lot of people might think that you're "nervous," but anyone with anxiety knows it is so much more than that. Your heart is pounding, thoughts are racing through your head, and you can't focus on anything but trying to get through your day without completely breaking down. What's worse is when that anxiety crawls into your bed with you and prevents you from sleeping. You lie in bed just begging and pleading to finally make it stop so you can get some rest. For me, when I try to go to sleep, thoughts of what went wrong that day start playing in my head like a review of a bad performance in a movie. Then I started having anxiety over the fact that I haven't fallen asleep yet, only keeping me more awake, and the cycle perpetuates itself all night long. It's insufferable.
  • C.C. Curtis
    Published 2 years ago
    Must Have Apps That Combat Depression and Anxiety

    Must Have Apps That Combat Depression and Anxiety

    Dealing with depression and anxiety truly is a struggle, especially if you face them everyday. They basically take away your mood, ruin your day, and your productivity to go out there and make positive changes in your life. Numerous people face these mental problems everyday, so you're not alone. And sadly, many of these people cannot find ways to help them defeat the horrible mental conditions; ways to make it easy for them to cope and even conquer their depression and anxiety. But we can give you another way to hopefully guide you in a path without any worries and anxiety.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Apps for Anyone Living With Anxiety

    Best Apps for Anyone Living With Anxiety

    Anxiety is a mental illness that can harm even the most emotionally strong people once it takes root. I ought to know; I've got trauma-induced anxiety alongside PTSD, and have been struggling with it for years.
  • Glen Ryan
    Published 2 years ago
    Must-Have Gifts for People with ADHD

    Must-Have Gifts for People with ADHD

    People with ADHD have a difficult time staying focused on one task at a time. That is why simple toys that keep one's hands preoccupied help them stay focused and get their work done; they feel like they're multitasking, but they're not completely distracted. The must-have gifts for people with ADHD on this list can be used by both kids with ADHD and adults with ADHD.
  • Jennifer Violet
    Published 2 years ago
    Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety

    Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety

    Having anxiety is terrible as it is, but when children go through it, it's the worst. Since their young minds can't always find ways to cope, it can really affect them. There are many ways for adults to cope with anxiety, but it's sometimes still not enough. Anxiety overall can be controlling; affecting your mind, behavior, and your body. That's why children with anxiety should be helped at their youngest age.
  • Dr. Ethan Levi
    Published 2 years ago
    Holiday Gift Ideas for Someone With Anxiety

    Holiday Gift Ideas for Someone With Anxiety

    As someone who has been clinically diagnosed with anxiety, I understand how every day can be a constant battle. Anxiety can ruin your life, if you let it. The mind races, the heart beats faster, and it can even become difficult to breathe.