Using APPs for Mental Wellness

According to a recent post at the VeryWell.com Website:

Complementary Treatments are approaches to health that occur alongside conventional medical treatment. Studies show that complementary therapies positively impact mental health disorders, particularly anxiety and depression.”

For a detailed list of complementary therapies such as yoga, dance, and art, click the link below:

https://www.verywellhealth.com/alternatives-to-therapy-5217661

One of the best overall Mental Health Apps of 2022 is Moodfit. To learn more about Moodfit click this link – https://www.getmoodfit.com/

Use the link below to get a list of the Best 2022 Mental Health Apps that can be downloaded to a tablet or smartphone.
https://www.verywellmind.com/best-mental-health-apps-4692902

Another source for Mental Health Apps can be found at the link below. At this website you can learn about the Pros and Cons of each app in addition to the cost.

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/mental-health-apps#A-quick-look-at-the-best-mental-health-apps-for-2022

Use the link below for the Stop Suicide App, which is free.
https://thebetterappcompany.com/better_stop_suicide

For more suicide prevention apps
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/suicide-prevention-apps,review-2397.html

Best wishes for mental wellness,
Judith


FYI – What Are Health Cards?

This YouTube video may give you the answers you’ve been looking for to understand what Health Cards (e.g., New York’s Excelsior Pass) are, and how they can be used in various businesses. Health Cards are easily retrievable using your mobile phone with an app. At this writing, more than 20 states—including ConnecticutNevadaHawaii use Health Cards.

Find out more at the sources below:
Source: How Does the COVID SMART Health Card Work? (verywellhealth.com)

https://epass.ny.gov/home

Celebrating Black History Month with Technology

I am delighted to learn about these APPS and to share this news with you during Black History Month. So much progress has been made with the African-American additions to the technology field.

Click the links to learn more.

Text Message Savvy

senior-textingDeveloping technology skills can be challenging for many of us. However, these everyday skills are necessary tools to assist us.

Texting has been around since the 1990s, nevertheless, it may still be difficult for some of us to comprehend how to use it.

GCF Learn is a free computer training website, which I urge you to visit for help.   Click the links below for guides on how to text.

  • Introduction
    You’ve probably heard people talk about text messaging, or texting. Text messages are short messages (usually 160 characters or fewer) sent from one mobile phone to another. It’s similar to instant messaging, except that you won’t need to log in—you’ll just send messages directly from your phone.Typically, texting is not free, although your mobile carrier probably offers service packages that include a certain number of texts per month (or even unlimited texts).
  • If you don’t have a texting plan, you’ll generally be charged whenever you send or receive a text message.  Source: Text Messages Tutorial at GCFLearnFree

3 Ways to Make Your Cell Phone Battery Last Longer

woman-1447074_1280 What is your understanding of how to make your cell phone battery last longer?  Should you do one or more of the following:

  1. Turn your phone off when you are not using it?
  2. Fully deplete the battery then fully charge it?
  3. Use 4G when possible instead of 3G?
  4. Turn off Bluetooth?

Check out the WikiHow suggestions by clicking the link below. While many of us now use mobile phones instead of land-line phones in our homes, these mobile phones come with Lithium Batteries which require some maintenance as long as they are used.Source: 3 Ways to Make Your Cell Phone Battery Last Longer

Brrrr It’s Cold…Protect Your Cell Phone !

 

 

Photo  Jarobin Guerra Gilbert

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Jarobin Guerra Gilbert

Prevent phone freeze

 To keep phones from getting too chilly, don’t leave them alone in the elements, like in a parked car. Stashing your phone inside pockets closest to your person, where they can absorb some of your body heat, is best.  If you do need to leave it behind, turn the phone off instead of just putting it to sleep. Continue reading

Tech Recommendations for 2014

Happy 2014 New Year!  Welcome to the new blog format at Tech4Boomers.  I am hopeful the new layout will help you to see and learn more when you visit this page. There is plenty to tell you about. In this post, the focus will be on the steps that can make your 2014 technology experience more secure and cost-effective.   Continue reading

Keeping up with tech news…

iPhone/iPad

 ♦ Periodically tech4boomers highlights articles that have tips, tricks and useful information.  This week we want to call your attention to an article by Katherine Boehret, of the Wall Street Journal, which covers iPhone and iPad things you should get to know. Don’t forget to click the link provided for the details.  A sample of what she covers is: how to directly access apps, how to Tap to scroll up, keyboard shortcuts, how to take screenshots, how to swipe search.  In all she covers ten things you will want to know.  Click this link for the article: via Ten Tips and Tricks Every iPhone and iPad User Should Know – WSJ.com.

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Choosing Computer Monitors

The next article we think you will want to read is by Kate Murphy at the New York Times, Personal Tech section.  This article covers what you should consider when buying a computer monitor.  Since we spend sooo much time these days looking at computer screens, it’s important to know why you choose one monitor versus another, and how important  the specs are. Ms. Murphy explains resolution, and how the picture elements (pixels) are supposed to give a sharper picture quality.  However, that may be true only up to a point.  Murphy checks with a retinal neuroscientist for his opinion.  In addition, contrast ratio is explained. But, after all of this discussion it turns out “Response time is the first thing to look at”. Ergonomics play an important role when choosing a monitor. How monitor ergonomics affects eye, back, and neck strain is also reviewed. All said, this is an important article.  Read more by clicking this link: via Things to Consider When Buying a Monitor – NYTimes.com.

I hope this is helpful 🙂

Find it …Keep it?

How many of us have experienced the loss of an unreturned phone?  Recently,  I was wondering what goes through any person’s mind who finds a phone belonging to someone else, and decides to keep it, or sell it.  What are their thoughts about keeping something that is clearly an important personal item of someone else?  Is it that they relate to the ancient Roman law, Finders, Keepers?

Finders, keepers is the adage with the premise that when something is unowned or abandoned, whoever finds it can claim it. This idiom relates to an ancient Roman law of similar meaning and has been expressed in various ways over the centuries..via Finders, keepers – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Have you ever had the opportunity to return something of value to someone else?  What makes a person do his/her best to return an item to the owner? Is it moral conviction/training value within a person?

Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and denotes positive, virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness along with the absence of lying, cheating, or theft. “Honesty is the best policy.” — William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Steve Landesberg and Tony Farrugia. all said this saying.via Honesty – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The next time you find yourself in this situation, below are some guidelines and links to websites for details on what you can do if you believe that “honesty is the best policy”

If you find a locked iPhone

Since you can’t unlock the phone, you can’t poke around… But you do have options.

  • The first is to hold down the Home button for a few seconds, which may—depending on the owner’s phone settings—trigger either Siri or Voice Control. In either case, when prompted by the beep, say, “Call ICE.” If the phone’s owner has an ICE contact as described above, the phone will either start calling that person right away or ask you to clarify which number to call (as in, Home, Mobile, Work, etc). If you luck out and connect with the emergency contact, you can explain the situation to that person.via What to do if you find a lost iPhone | Macworld.

Call the police

  • You can also turn to your local police department. Manalapan, N.J., police officer Joe Felicia told Macworld that after you turn a found phone into the police, “if the owner responds to the police station and can identify the phone, the police department will return the phone to the owner. If not, the phone will go in a bin with hundreds of other phones.”

Felicia said that he sees “no problems” with trying to search the phone to locate the owner, if “it is being done in good faith.” The one catch: “If you are searching the phone and you stumble onto something that is obviously illegal… the phone would go directly to the police.”via What to do if you find a lost iPhone | Macworld.

Find the owner of a lost cell phone

  • Power the phone off. This can be done by holding down the power button on the phone. The power button is usually on the right side of the phone, toward the bottom. On some phones the power button is highlighted in red..
  • Turn the phone back on by pressing the power button again. You may need to hold the button for a second for it to power back on..
  • Watch the screen to discover the service provider. Once you know the service provider, contact the company’s customer support phone number. Many phone companies’ websites have “Contact Us” sections where you can find this number…
  • Answer questions from the representative the best you can. The agent may ask for the phone’s serial number and the type and style of the phone. If you are not sure of these answers, the support agent can help you locate information. The information you provide should be able to give the agent the information he needs to find the owner.
  • You may be asked to bring the phone to a local store or mail the phone back with a prepaid envelope the company sends you. via How to Locate Cell Phone Owners | eHow.com.

I hope this is helpful 🙂