Following my last post, I wanted to create an article for easier access to mental health and self-love resources. Self-love and mental health are topics close to my heart.

Though the tide is turning and we are having more conversations around them societally, we still have a way to go.

I talk a lot about travel and living abroad here, but when you think about it, self-love and mental health is an integral part of that. Each go hand-in-hand with living a happier and more meaningful life. 

Quick disclaimer: None of these apps offers an instant fix to your mental health, but figured with all the craziness going on in the world right now, we need all the help we can get.

That being said, mental health and self-love are lifelong journeys. 

So without further ado, here are five mental health apps and self-love apps, that help to make you a happier. 

Shine 

One for empowering the queens. Shine is like having your tribe in your pocket. The app is about self-improvement and is designed to help with mental health issues experienced by black and brown ladies. Price: $65 annually

Moodfit

Moodfit is a free app available on Google play explicitly designed to whip your moods into shape. You can map your progress and use it to focus on specific areas killing your vibe, dulling your shine and negatively impacting your life.

Happify

Happify is slightly different because it’s an app that shifts your negative thinking and encourages living in the moment through fun, science-backed activities. Think getting outside or trying a new hobby Price: $0 – $15.

Bearable

If you’re anything like me and sensitive to what is happening around you, your moods may swing like a yo-yo; Bearable might be a great choice for tracking how specific stressors in your life can impact your moods. Price: $0 – $28

Talkspace

Talkspace connects you digitally to mental health professionals to talk it out—the practitioners on TalkSpace specialise in various areas of mental health. It is more expensive than the others but is there a price on health? Price: $65 – $260. 

Final Words

As wonderful as these apps are, none are substitutes for an actual licenced therapist. It’s a self-loving act to ask for extra help when needed.

Sending love, light and extra hugs to whoever needs it 🙂

Take care,

Dionne.