How to Take Care of Your Mental Health
Getting cooped up at home sometimes can’t be easy for one’s mental health. If you can’t meet friends, go out for a walk, or even just take a break far away from your stressors, we’ve compiled a list of mobile apps, videos and other options that you may want to consider.
My Possible Self
My Possible Self is a mobile app that tracks your mood and offers modules that teach you tried and tested coping mechanisms. It has been reported that this app reduces stress and anxiety. They also have free mental well-being tools specifically designed for the Covid-19 crisis and for other global issues.
Google Arts & Culture
Growing evidence has shown that creative activities promote better mental health and wellbeing. If you’re itching to go out and look at art, then Google Arts & Culture is a nice alternative since you can explore museums all over the world and zoom in on famous artworks — all possible from your phone or laptop.
School of Life
The School of Life Youtube channel features videos that range from helping you understand yourself better to helping you improve your relationships, career, and even social life. They even have videos tackling mental health directly. In essence, School of Life aims to help people lead more fulfilled lives.
What’s Up? is a mental health app that helps the user cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, and more. The app makes use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy methods to help the user. It also has forums where users can help each other out.
photo from Netflix Party
With Netflix Party, you can watch Netflix and hang out with your friends at the same time. It’s important to keep in touch with your friends because even if there is distance separating you from each other, they will be able to listen to your concerns and what you’re feeling, and help you in any way they can.
Anxiety is more common than one thinks. It’s one of the most common mental illnesses around the world, and it’s triggers can be anything from family and relationships, to work and social issues. ClearFear, a mobile app, helps with managing the many anxiety demons and is a nice reminder that with proper assistance, one can have a better sense of wellbeing.
Uncertainty and problems involving mental health are commonplace but should never be ignored. Make sure to reach out to people, seek help, and take care of yourselves.
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