Komuso Classic Shift, $115
Inspired by 17th century Japanese monks who used a flute to “blow zen,” this 2-inch puff-into-it pendant helps slow your breathing. One reader with bipolar told us it reminds her to breathe through her anxiety.
When docs asked developer Michelle to log her moods in a journal, all that blankness was overwhelming. She turned to this symptom- and mood-tracking app, which she finds much easier to use. The app now offers weekly reports, too.
Lund London Skittle Original Bottle in Mint & Coral, $40
If you take lithium for bipolar, it can make you super thirsty. This sculpture is actually a 17 oz stainless-steel water bottle (no BPA, PVC, or phthalates), and its mere sight makes us cheery.
Food Storage Containers
Sistema Nest It Meal Prep Food Storage Containers in Teal, $22.45 for 5-pack
One person with bipolar meal preps when not having an episode so when she’s low she has healthy foods to warm up. To make it easy on yourself, these three-compartment containers can be used in the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher, and the plastic is BPA- and phthalate-free.
Fazeek Wave Wine Glasses, $85 for 2
Alcohol and bipolar meds don’t often mix well. One reader drinks her Polar seltzer out of fancy stemware when hanging with friends. “It makes me feel like I’m having a cocktail or at least makes boring seltzer feel more interesting.” Retro, colored wine glasses are cool again, and emerald-teal is gorg for the ‘gram.
Hay Bullet Pen, $7
Tracking moods and symptoms is a daily task with bipolar, so: make it fashion. “Having a nice pen makes it more appealing to track if you are old-school and keep a paper journal like me,” says a reader. Both minimalist (slim!) and maximalist (gold!) at once, this writes as beautifully as it looks, no smudges.