In commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, let’s discuss some resources, such as apps, blogs, newsletters, and podcasts, that can help you maintain or improve your mental health. The key point is to emphasize that everyone is human, and we all encounter various challenges, including anxiety, depression, and more. While these resources are not intended to replace therapy, they can support and enhance your mental well-being.
Mental health is something that we need to work on every day, just like we do with exercise. We need to practice maintaining our mental health. Here are some resources that can be used daily to do so.
Practicing meditation and mindfulness every day can reduce your stress, the app includes daily meditations, sleep sounds, and more for a monthly subscription of $12.99. Get the app from the App Store here.
Is a mental health initiative, founded by artist and philanthropist Selena Gomez. The platform is a dynamic blog that offers an approach to mental wellness. It features a range of content, including newsletters and podcasts like Baggage Drop and The Business of Feelings. Also, Wondermind has an emotion grid that allows users to filter articles according to their current emotional state. (Wondermind.com)
Has showcased series focusing on important issues of mental health, such as “The Me You Can’t See.” This series features a diverse range of individuals sharing their personal experiences with mental health challenges and various disorders. Additionally, “My Mind & Me” is a tele-documentary that follows Selena Gomez’s journey of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and lupus.
Is a simple and easy app to use and with great design, on the app, you can upload your daily journal logs, with photos, videos, and text. Sometimes writing what’s on your mind can help. Get the app from the App Store here.
As featured in the New York Times or Harvard Medical School, the Clarity app helps you to make entries about your mood, thoughts, and emotions and helps you to reframe your thoughts patterns using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) offering a wide range of courses, videos and articles about different topics. Get the app from the App Store here.
Apple Watch Mindfulness app:
The app is available on every Apple Watch with watchOS 9 or later, it features a breathing session to relax and maintain your focus, also with an Apple Fitness+ subscription, you can listen to guided meditations on Apple Watch.
Prioritizing our mental health on a daily basis means using tools such as incorporating technology and apps into our routine. By doing so, we can practice our mental fitness.
This article is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional therapy and should not be utilized as such. If you or someone you know requires immediate assistance, the lifeline can be contacted at 988 in the US.