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Lavender candle? Been there, lit that. We asked women with a mental health diagnosis and great taste for the other home, tech, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products they rely on. None of this stuff is going to cure your condition (if only). But it can make life a little more manageable, a little less stressful. 

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ADHD

Medication Keychain

So what if it’s made for pot? This lil clay trinket is the most whimsical way to carry mental health meds with you when you’re on the go. Open the mushroom cap to access your pills.

Phone Case with Wallet

Your phone, your ID, your CC: all together, no forgetting. Loving this lavender pattern from Insta influencer Kaley Munday, whose vegan-leather case has a finger loop and room for two cards.

Pop It Keychain

“I always need to be moving around in some aspect,” says college student Abby. “Pop-it’s are great for that.” This mini keychain’s amorphous, robot-y shape gives us Prada vibes…for less than a latte.

Anxiety

Solid Moisturizer

This innovative orb turns body moisturizing into a relaxing ritual: As you run the cocoa butter-rich “stone” over your skin, it deposits soothing, non-greasy oils—and the experience of it all is so calming. Plus, it’s infused with bergamot oil, which one study found to be a slayer of stress.

Ice Face Roller

Throw this gel massager in your freezer for 10 minutes, then run it up and down your face in the morning, before bed, or, as one woman does, when you feel an anxiety episode percolating. Cooling + pressure therapy also helps defpuff undereye bags and reduce swelling after a crying jag—or a night of disrupted sleep.

Medication Keychain

So what if it’s made for pot? This lil clay trinket is the most whimsical way to carry mental health meds with you when you’re on the go. Open the mushroom cap to access your pills.

Bipolar Disorder

Medication Keychain

So what if it’s made for pot? This lil clay trinket is the most whimsical way to carry mental health meds with you when you’re on the go. Open the mushroom cap to access your pills.

Wake-Up Light

Why do we only sleep-train toddlers? Sleep problems overlap nearly every mental health issue. That’s where this gadget comes in. “The sunlight simulation helps with falling asleep and waking up,” one reader says, calling the light “the most important thing I have to manage my bipolar. And it makes me hate mornings less.”

Versatile Turtleneck

“Anything that takes away the stress of decisions helps,” says Lisa. “I have this turtleneck in multiple colors because it’s the closest I have to a uniform: It works three seasons of the year. You can dress it up or down. It’s super flattering and makes you look instantly put together.”

Depression

Medication Keychain

So what if it’s made for pot? This lil clay trinket is the most whimsical way to carry mental health meds with you when you’re on the go. Open the mushroom cap to access your pills.

Eye Brighteners

Draw bronzy Anise over lids, then dot shimmery Stella around eyes’ inner corners, to instantly perk up your outer appearance, even when your insides don’t quite match. The creamy texture is  pretty un-mess-up-able and takes like two minutes to apply. Extra perk: Each stick has a built-in sharpener on the opposite end.

Wellness Journal

“I find this method of journaling, where the journal asks you questions, to be less intimidating than blank pages,” says one reader. “Helps get me out of repetitive thought ruts.” Customize with your name.

Dermatillomania

Skin-Healing Duo

After you’ve picked, your skin needs healing, not more inflammation. Pickers say this combo helps heal their sorest spots. PostPick soothes with anti-inflammatory botanicals and vegan probiotics; follow it with Pickfix, whose essential oils may reduce swelling.

Dry Body Brush

“I’m always seeking out touch sensations. Having enough stimulation with a dry brush throughout the day helps me not seek self-injurious stimulation,” says one reader, who recos this brush for its on-the-go size.

Picking Stone

“I have dermatillomania, and using this 100% eliminates my urge to pick at my skin,” says one of thousands of Etsy reviews for this ridged, hole-y stone, which you can refill after you’ve gone at it with the included tools. Quite genius, really.

OCD

Medication Keychain

So what if it’s made for pot? This lil clay trinket is the most whimsical way to carry mental health meds with you when you’re on the go. Open the mushroom cap to access your pills.

Pure O Biography

For those who have intrusive thoughts of the sexual or violent variety, Cartwright’s raw, honest, often funny story of dealing with, and eventually recovering from, obsessive, graphic thoughts is the book for anyone who has pure O and wants to know they aren’t the only ones.

Texture Stickers

Reusable stickers that web designer Laura keeps on her laptop “as a tactile reminder to stay in the moment.” Rub or scratch the gritty surface to, as the brand’s founder puts it, ground yourself through touch.

 

Trichotillomania

Magnetic Fake Lashes

Magnetic falsies—with actual magnets at the base of each strip—make it safer and easier to go faux (the adhesive in traditional lash glue can lead to even more irritation in the area). Glamnetic comes in six styles, and trichsters say wearing them prevents pulling out the lashes they have left.

 

Brow Pencil

Four reasons this is a trich-community fave: The precise tip for feathering in brow hairs where none exist. The smooth wax formula in easy-to-apply pencil form. The 12 shades, ID’d by both main hair color and undertone for the best match. And the spoolie brush to create a natural finish.

Dimension-Adding Spray

Seven shades. Strengthening biotin. And, most importantly, actual dimension, not flat, matte coverage—so it doesn’t look fake. Spritz it on to cover patchy spots along your hairline and temples.

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