Mental health apps and exercise for your loved ones to reduce COVID-19 anxiety
“Stop the outer negativity of the world to affect your inner peace.”
The spreading news about COVID-19 and the daily updates on the increasing statistics is spreading a wave of negativity among the people, disturbing their mental state to feel worse about the existence of the pandemic.
The research says that the depression rate has doubled in the past few months, and the reason is the pandemic and increasing death rates. Well, this is a considerable number and a matter of concern for the country, the authorities are doing their best to mitigate this effect by spreading mental healthcare awareness.
With the celebration of #MentalHealthWeek in different countries and the government announcements of funds for the healthcare app development focusing more on the development of mental healthcare apps for the citizens, they have put their best foot forward for the citizens to show their support.
Well, this was just an essential update on the current scenario. Let’s move forward and learn about some great mental healthcare apps that can help people to deal with the anxiety and depression that they are currently facing.
List of top Mental health care apps in 2020
● MindShift – Get control over your anxiety issues
Anxiety is a common thing to occur when you hear people dying around and the increasing threat to life due to spreading coronavirus. But instead of worrying or getting panic, all you can do is take the instructed precautions and keep your mind as stable as possible.
MindShift app is specially designed to help its users take charge of their anxious thoughts and shift their focus on more positive and mindful thoughts. With its vast number of features, it helps a person to relax and re-adjust their thoughts with positive statements and help them overcome their fears by gradually asking them to take manageable steps.
● Calm app – Meditate and have a slumber sleep.
Calm is Canada’s leading mental healthcare app equipped with hundreds of programs that helps its user meditate and have a peaceful sleep. With 100+ sleep stories, exclusive stress releasing music, and 30+ soothing scenes and sounds, it is a complete package for anyone who is insomniac or needs help to streamline their thoughts and life.
Video lessons for gentle stretching, audio programs by experts on mental stability or sessions for developing meditation skills of the user. The app helps the user train themselves to take care of their mental peace to improve self-esteem and confidence to tackle the hardships of life more smoothly and optimistically.
● Youper – Emotional healthcare app
For the ones that feel emotionally weak often, Youper can just act as a perfect partner or a lifesaver for you. The application is an Emotional Health Assistant that assures that its user doesn’t feel lonely and has someone to talk whenever he/she feels like and at any time of the day.
The app works on AI technology, which understands a person and then personalizes the therapies and exercises that suit his/her needs to give them the right mental and emotional support that they need.
With the app adopting approaches that support Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, it helps the user to track their behavioral pattern and understand themselves better.
Now, as we are aware of some top apps for mental healthcare, below are some mental healthcare exercises that are easy and would help the people with such issues.
Mental health exercise to keep yourself healthier in lockdown
● Yoga and meditation
To resist any disease, mental strength plays an equal and vital role as physical strength. Yoga is one such technique that helps a person to build a person’s core strength while also making him flexible with the different asanas.
Yoga and meditation work hand in hand, like yoga, which makes a person more balanced, meditation improves concentration, sharpness and releases positivity making a person feel relaxed and burden-free to improve his overall wellbeing.
● Talk to your loved ones.
This is a very underrated technique used by people, which does wonders if people implement them in their daily lives. Our parents, close friends, relatives, partners are the ones close to us and might be aware of the things we are feeling to understand them.
Talking to them frequently or when feeling low is the best mental therapy that releases the burden from a person’s head. Venting your feelings and thoughts with someone you trust has a significant effect on the psychological well being of a person.
● Do things that make you happy.
Finally, to improve the mental health of a person, it’s essential for that person to feel good about themselves and the things that surround them.
So the last exercise in the list of mental wellness is doing things that bring joy. Collect positive vibes, keep yourself engaged by investing your time to enhance your skills, make a day plan that includes all the activities that help you feel good, and keeps your mind active. Sketch, paint, take care of your plants, cook delicious food for yourself.
Selfcare is the only way you can overcome your anxiety, as to feel good, you have to surround yourself with the things that make you feel lighter.
Putting it to nutshell
You can not always be happy and cheerful; as being a human, the negativity surrounding you might harm your mental health. Here the way you deal with these negative thoughts in your mind defines the consequences that come along with it.
A person can not always afford to visit a physiatrist or a therapist as it is very time consuming and harder, especially in today’s time of social distancing. A mental healthcare app gives people a smart option to interact with it and improves their condition to attain longer-lasting effects. Moreover, the apps will help to trace the traction or the improvement in the mental health of a person and would guide him to do the right exercise and medication for long term results.
So don’t let the negativity of the spreading virus affect your mental peace, as to remain physically healthy and away from any kind of infection your mental wellbeing plays a prior role.
Parth Patel is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of SyS Creations – Managed IT services in Ontario. He has been serving in the Canadian healthcare industry for more than seven years. Along with his team, Parth Patel has earned expertise in Telemedicine app development and even developed a virtual healthcare solution for long-term care homes.