Discover the Best Mental Health Products for You
Okay, we're going to be honest. We've always been a little snobby about these kinds of posts on other websites and in other podcasts, but we've decided to put our money where our mouth is.
So here it goes: this is a guide to some of the things that make our lives easier… They're items that help us and we think will help you!
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Best Mental Health Products Featured On Our Podcast
We are a podcast about Women's Mental Health. We are ADHD women. We are therapists, we’re ADHD coaches, we’re moms with ADHD and partners to people who have it. And let me tell you: we do not shy away from our sh*t!
We believe that being unapologetically yourself is what makes life worth living. It’s also how you deal with sh*t as an adult — whether it’s your own or someone else's — so we talk about that too!
Episode 4 Favs + Sh*t We Talk About Body Neutrality
Episode 3 Favs + Sh*t We Talk About – Caregiving
Episode 2 Favs + Sh*t We Talk About – Depression
Episode 1 Favs Sh*t – ADHD
Best Mental Health Products
Fidget toys are a great way to help manage ADHD. They can help with focus, stress, and anxiety. Fidgets also help with fine motor skills and sensory processing.
When you're not using your fidget toy, you can put it in your pocket or in your bag as a quick go-to when you need a little extra something during the day.
Things we like or use regularly!
We do our best to review things that we actually use and would recommend to our friends, so if you're looking for a way to get more out of your day-to-day life, look no further. We've been through the ringer with these products and can vouch for their effectiveness. Most importantly, they are not going away anytime soon:
Air Tags are Randi's GO-TO to help with losing her keys!
It's still working like a charm after all these years! We still love this product just as much as we did when we first bought it—and though some items may lose their luster over time (I'm looking at you plain white t-shirts), this one has proven itself repeatedly over many years of hard use.
Apple AirTags are small and tiny devices that can be put on keys, bags, or any other objects that you might lose. They have a battery life of 2-3 weeks and work with the Apple Home app, so they're great for finding your keys in a hurry. You can also use them as triggers for scenes in Apple's Home app (for example: open garage door when I approach car).
Fidget Desk Mat
I know what you're thinking: “But I'm a grown adult and I have my own office.” We've all been there. Fidgeting is considered “unprofessional” or “distracting,” but the benefits of fidgeting are many.
The fidget desk mat is a great way to keep your feet and body moving, which helps to keep your mind focused. It also helps you focus, stay on task, and be productive at work!
You can use one at home or at work—or anywhere else! Don't let the need to think it will make you seem unprofessional detour you from being your most productive self!
A DeskCycle is a small, pedal-powered exercise bike. It's meant to be used while you're sitting at your desk and working. The idea is that if you can't get up and go for a walk, pedal for a few minutes instead.
It helps increase focus and attention span, improves mood thanks to all that endorphin release from exercising, increases cardiovascular fitness so it becomes easier to focus for longer stretches of time on tasks that require concentration — including studying! It can also help with anxiety because of all those beneficial hormones released during exercise!
This Desk Mat Help's Randi Focus While Working (and the desk cycle too!)
CBD – Yep, Randi's goof up on air is actually amazeballs!
Alexa is our bit*h…or maybe we are hers? This helps us stay on task for reminders in our households.
Books that we both love, recommend, and read ourselves as women, therapists, and ADHDers!
These books are a must-read for anyone who has an ADHD partner or friend. It's a helpful tool for understanding how ADHD can affect relationships, as well as helping you to find ways to cope with the challenges it creates in your own life.
They're also useful for people without ADHD who want to understand what their loved ones are going through. The authors help readers make sense of why things are so difficult for their partners and friends with this condition, but they also give guidance on how best to respond when those issues arise.
If you've read this far, you probably have a good idea of what's on our favorites list. But if you haven't, here are our top three:
- Fidget desk mat
Affirmations! Yes, girl you are worthy and so much more!
Free Downloads – who doesn't like free sh*t?
ADHD Self Test
The World Health Organization has prepared a self-screening questionnaire you can use to determine if you might have adult ADHD. The Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener will help you recognize the signs and symptoms of adult ADHD. The ASRS is comprised of 6 questions that are ranked on a scale of 0 to 4.
This self test is a starting point, not meant as a way to diagnose yourself. Bring your completed test to your health care provider to help start the conversation.
How To Approach Talking To My Provider About ADHD
So you think you might have ADHD…now what? Now it is time to talk to your provider. This can be a tricky conversation to initiate, so it's important to be prepared.
Make A List:
Make a list of symptoms you've been experiencing. Be as specific as possible in describing what, where, and how…
What symptoms you are experiencing.
Where in your life do they show up the most.
How does it effect you and your day to day life.
Do Your Homework!
Do some research ahead of time by using the resources we have provided on our website.
Come to the conversation armed with knowledge about ADHD, your symptoms, and what treatments are available.
Be Honest AF…
We know it can be hard to admit some of these things, however trust that your provider has heard it before and if they are a great provider they will help without judgement.
Be honest about any challenges you've been facing in your life that you think may be related to ADHD.
This also includes being honest with your provider if you have tried someone else's ADHD medication (it really helps them determine which one might work or not work for you).
We absolutely love these affirmations!
And for those who want to empower their inner Bad B*tch
We think your gonna like this stuff.
We think you'll like these things. We think these things will help us improve our lives, our work and our relationships.
We're are really excited to share all of this with you. We hope that it will help you get through your day, be more productive, or just make fun of your coworkers. Let us know what your favorite thing is in the comments below!