I heard that every time you blink there’s a new mental health app that promises to cure just about everything (I made that up, but it feels true).
So, I am on a quest to try a lot of them and let you know what I think. I am not being paid or sponsored for any of these reviews (must be nice people!!) and I signed up for the Calm app like everyone else.
If I’m being honest, I go into every “mental health” or “meditation app” with a lot of skepticism. This time was no different. I downloaded the Calm app on my phone and committed to using it for 7 days. I had to sign up for their Premium feature because the basic comes with…basically nothing. (It includes some music, mood/gratitude check ins, and their “sleep stories.”) I didn’t feel like I could give an accurate review with the Basic plan, so they earned another subscriber.
Calm says that their goal is to help you “improve your health and happiness.” They have tracks to help improve sleep quality, reduce stress or anxiety, improve focus, improve yourself, or “something else.”
I really only felt compelled to use the app at night. I found myself feeling overwhelmed by having another app on my phone and let’s be honest, Instagram is my boss at this point. But at night, I really enjoyed it!
Overall, I found this app helpful and useful. I give it a 8/10.
You can try it out for yourself here and they’ll give you 7 days free!
I’ll be reviewing more mental health apps soon (are there any you want me to review?! lmk!). And if you like my style, don’t forget I have an email list (so you never miss anything!) and a book. You can also find me on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
Whitney Goodman, LMFT is a therapist, author, and mother on a quest to make mental health information accessible and easy to understand.
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