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

Thanks for the Feedback

Hello everyone, I want to take a moment to let you know that I appreciate getting your feedback when you click a ‘like’ button or click a ‘follow’ button to receive emails from the blog posts that I create.

I have been blogging for about 10 years. Currently, I post on 4 blogs. Recently, I started doing a Podcast. I am an essential oil enthusiast. My intention is to provide interesting and useful information for your Well-being journey, and Wellness regimen.

If you would like to learn more about the topics I post, please visit my website, JudithGuerra.com

All the best for your well-being,

Judith

Apps for Pain?

Recently I learned about Apps for Pain Management. Of course, not everyone will benefit from any one approach to pain. It is also recommended that you consult with a doctor for your particular issue.

When you have a moment, listen to a brief summary on my podcast #38. Then use the various links provided below for resource material, and a list of pain management apps.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

The U.S. Pain Foundation has free resources available for your reference at this link:
https://uspainfoundation.org/resources/

Note: When you get to the resources page look for – Download the PDF: Create your pain management plan. This form will give you guidelines for a conversation with your healthcare professional.

The Curable app has a free and paid version. The free version of Curable offers 13 free introductory audio lessons. Click the link below to learn more: https://www.curablehealth.com/blog

You can find other apps for pain listed by the U.S. Pain Foundation at the link below:
https://uspainfoundation.org/blog/10-best-apps-for-people-with-chronic-pain/

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January 23 – International Integrative Health Day!

Learn more about resources available for your health and wellbeing.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click this link to select:
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Read more at:
Integrative Medicine: About Mind-Body Therapies | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org)

Free Integrative Medicine – Online Training

Those of you who listen to and follow my podcasts Judith Guerra Wellness Connections are aware of my intention to bring you healthwise information including links and websites where you can find assistance. Many of the link selections are available for FREE!

Dr. Andrew Weil is a pioneer in using methodologies of Integrative Medicine to assist us in developing wellness habits for our total well-being, mind, body, and spirit.

Take a look when you find time to give yourself the treat of knowing how to complement your wellness regimen by clicking the links below.

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https://awcim.arizona.edu/resources.html#canheal

Other sources for information about Integrative Medicine can be found at the links below:
https://livingsenior.me/2021/04/28/considering-integrative-medicine/
https://livingsenior.me/2021/06/19/an-integrative-medicine-option-reiki-energy-healing/

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/

6 Things To Know When Selecting a Complementary Health Practitioner | NCCIH (nih.gov)

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/integrative-medicine-know-how?page=2

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/integrative-medicine

https://hartfordhospital.org/services/integrative-medicine

New Cancer Apps and Support

This month Tech4Boomers is eager to share some new free APPs and other Internet websites which are support systems for people who live with cancer. I suggest that you listen to my podcast, it gives a detailed description of the help available using your mobile devices, laptops, and desktops. Then use the links provided below to access the information.


Also available on Apple, Google and other podcast platforms


To read about and download the Pfizer “Living With” App use the links below:

Android user:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pfizer.us.livingwith

Apple user:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1223073769


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Arthritis Foundation Introduces VIM App

The Arthritis Foundation reports that the VIM App will assist arthritis sufferers with setting goals for managing chronic pain. When you have a moment, listen to my podcast to learn more.

You can also listen to the Wellness Connections on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click the link below to select.
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7


Additional Source:

VIM App for Arthritis Sufferers | livingsenior.me

Technology Support for Mental Health, Wellness & Well-being

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

In this episode of The Wellness Connections Podcast I talk about the late Bebe Moore Campbell and the formidable work and commitment she did, which supported underrepresented communities. In addition a description of the digital platforms and APPs that are available for the support of Mental Health Wellness for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), QTBIPOC (Queer and Trans) Mental Health.

I introduce Katara McCarty’s website where she talks about the Exhale APP. She created the APP to support the Emotional well-being for BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, Women of Color). Her website has BIWOC Resources for your use.

A brief description of Health In Her HUE, a digital platform that connects Black women and women of color to culturally competent and sensitive healthcare providers, and their TEAM goal to “empower women of color, and their allies, to share, learn and innovate around the health issues that disproportionately affect them” is provided.

When you have a free moment listen to my podcast to learn how these websites can be used for your well-being journey. The source links are provided for your easy access to information and APPs.

You can also listen to the Wellness Connections on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click the link below to select.
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7

The COVID-19 Vaccine PassPort Conversation

Vaccination proof for travel outside the USA is not a new requirement. However, since there are people who object to vaccination requirements, I am curious enough to ask “what is the down-side?” On the other hand, what are your thoughts on having travelers arrive in the USA who have no “proof” of negative response to the COVID-19 infection with them? I wonder whether that works for us in the USA healthwise.
For your information, some businesses are already accepting the New York – Excelsior Pass, which is “digital” proof of vaccination and “virus-tested” passport. In fact, Madison Square Garden used it recently to allow admission. Is it disconcerting to you when businesses use this option as a way of assuring their clients/customers that some attempt at protecting them from COVID-19 infection has been made?

At this writing, New York is, to my knowledge, the first US State to have a “digital” version of vaccination proof, which can be accessed on a mobile device. The Excelsior Pass is valid for 180 days after the final dose of the vaccine. When it expires, a new Pass can be activated. The COVID-19 PCR Test pass is valid until midnight on the third day after a test. After it expires – it can still be seen on your device in a dimmed format.

I am pleased to report, that I was able to download the free Excelsior App to my iPhone. After scanning the QR (Quick Response) code that is assigned once a vaccine or test is given, I was able to retrieve my information onto my mobile phone. As a result, I have “digital” proof of my vaccine history and a recent COVID-19 PCR Test. I do not have to print out a copy of my credentials. All I have to do is provide a photo ID.

If you want to, you can also use Excelsior Pass at the website, and print a paper pass without using the mobile app. Read more about it at this link: NY State Excelsior Pass