Mental health awareness has been growing in popularity during the last decade. According to the World Health Organization, by 2030 mental health issues will be the leading cause of mortality and morbidity globally. We believe it is critical to raise awareness about mental health and break the taboos that come with it, talking about our feelings and start seeing them the same way we see physical health. Becoming aware of the power our mind has on our bodies is essential to prevent the triggering of many chronic conditions.
At Inika, we passionately believe that holistic health is the best approach to health. When it comes to mental health, the advances of technology have introduced us to new ways to support mental health via apps that aid us to stay in tune with ourselves working and improving our wellbeing. Most of these apps are convenient and can work great as an aid to support professional therapy. It is necessary to point out that the apps alone are not a replacement for professional help, but a tool to support you in your journey towards a better you in combination with healthy practices.
An app developed by scientists and mental health experts. The app focuses on boosting happiness through different games, articles, and meditations. Its co-founder Andy Parson refers to it as a hack for your inner self - if you’ve followed us for a while, you know we love a good life hack. A great app to bring sparks of happiness on those days (or periods) you are feeling blue.
Calm is one of the best apps in the market for mindfulness, meditation, sleep, and relaxation. It offers guided meditations of different lengths to adjust to your needs, breathing exercises, and beautiful bedtime stories narrated by celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, Leona Lewis, and Harry Styles. A great app to help battle anxiety, reduce stress, and improve sleep.
Science tells us that practicing gratitude can boost happiness, reduce stress and even change our brains. Gratitude is a digital journey to bring focus to what really matters - to bring light again to things that we sometimes take for granted. Perhaps your day was not as bad as you thought, and plenty of good things happened, it’s all about perspective. It also offers daily positive quotes to get inspired, and vision boards to design and manifest your dream life. Everyone can benefit from some gratitude in their lives.
Aimed at helping not only those fighting against eating disorders but also their loved ones supporting them. Progress Me it’s a new app that hit the market this year. The app has daily goals and affirmations that take just a few minutes every day to help minimize the symptoms that accompany eating disorders, such as stress and anxiety. ProgressMe also offers a 6-week program to help with self-esteem and self-confidence. A great app to achieve body acceptance and become more kind towards ourselves.
Most of us have habits we want to quit, whether it be smoking, eating too much candy, spending less money, or simply drinking too much coffee. Quit that! Is a simple to use app for those who want to quit unhealthy habits, considered one of the most simple trackers to help you keep focused on your goal, you can see exactly how many years, months, weeks, days, hours, and minutes it’s been since you quit, and also calculate how much money you have saved by avoiding that habit.
One of the most popular meditation apps, offering more than 500 guided meditations and music tracks. Headspace is a great tool to help you dive into personal development, mindfulness, and meditation on the go. Complete with mini-meditations that range from 3 minutes to longer ones when you need a long unwind session. It offers a free and a paid version.
Daylio is a self-care app that tracks your mood and activities daily. A simple and easy-to-use app that allows you to oversee your daily moods, discover patterns and become more aware of yourself and in touch with your emotions. It’s a highly customizable and versatile app, allowing you to personalize your moods and daily habits, and offering reminders to help you stay on track.
Mental illness can affect everyone regardless of age, and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 10 to 20 percent of young people experience mental health problems, while half of the mental illnesses begin around the age of 14, due to most cases going without treatment. A child psychologist developed this app based on child-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help kids and teenagers navigate their emotions and support mental health and wellbeing. The guided sessions cover anger, bullying, grief, and shyness, and they take from 5 to 10 minutes a day. It also offers mindfulness sessions specifically designed for the young, as well as a journal feature to write down feelings as a therapeutic tool.
Remember to be kind to yourself, take time to catch a breath on those stressful days, eat healthy, take time to recharge by sleeping enough and become aware of what deserves your energy. It’s ok to love yourself first.