At Mental, we don’t believe in wellness washing, ascribing panacea-like powers to lipstick, or pretending any single thing can cure stress, anxiety, depression, or any other condition. Products aren’t replacements for therapy, medication, or whatever type of treatment you need to truly care for your mental health.
What we do believe is that expert-vetted, study-backed, people-tested stuff can make your life a little easier and a little less angsty—and maybe even a little happier. With Mental’s Best of Mental Health Awards, we’re honored to connect people with products that could make a difference (even a teensy one) in their day-to-day.
In 2022, we crowned an inaugural class of 65 products as the best of the best for dealing with all the *waves arms frantically* that mental health conditions can throw your way: sleepless nights, intrusive thoughts, restless bodies, tears. (Plus some legit solves for those less-than-fun physical side effects that mental health meds can invite to the party.)
For our 2024 Best of Mental Health Awards, we want to hear from you. Do you make or know a soothing/mood-boosting/mind-quieting product that the world needs to hear about? What’s the next weighted blanket, SAD lamp, or fidget spinner the world needs to know about?
For consideration, all products must be available for purchase in the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2024.
If multiple models or versions of the product have been released, we will only consider the most recent edition (unless prior editions are still widely available). Please specify the product version you are submitting for consideration in your application.
No single brand may submit more than five products for consideration.
Please submit your product for consideration using the automated form below by Jan. 2, 2024.
If we would like to test a product, the Mental editorial team will reach out to you within a few weeks. Please note that if you are not asked to submit a sample, it doesn’t mean that you’re out of the running; editors may already have access to products that are submitted.
Winners will be announced at a TBD date in early 2024—stay tuned!
All products will be thoroughly vetted by Mental’s editors and a pool of expert judges. While this year’s panel is hush-hush for now, note that last year’s winners were given the thumbs-up by psychiatrists, therapists, dermatologists, and stylists (to name a few).
We’re looking for research-backed solutions that get rave reviews from users.
We understand that products that support mental health are as diverse as the people who need them. But we have to draw the line somewhere (or we’ll be testing products forEVAH).
So, for this year’s awards, we’ll be considering the following product types:
- Personal care
- Over-the-counter solutions
- Sleep aids (non-prescription) and sleep-promoting products
- Home organization tools and decor (including weighted blankets, bedding, etc.)
- Clothes and accessories
To guide your submissions, keep in mind that we’re looking for products that help with one or more of the following issues:
- Stress (physical + mental)
- Low motivation
- Skin, body, or teeth issues (arising from mental health issues or medications)
If you have questions about a submission, you can email us at email@example.com.
We can’t wait to see all the good s**t you send our way!