There are a lot of great mental health apps out there, but some of the best require a subscription. If you just want some basic tools to help you manage your mental health, the US Departments of Veterans Affairs has a ton that they’ve developed for veterans but released for everyone to use.
As part of Lifehacker’s Fitness challenge, I am trying out various meditation techniques for 30 days. This is the second week of my challenge, and I’ve taken a new step towards developing a consistent meditation routine: I increased the length of my meditation sessions and tried midday meditation rather than morning sittings. The results were…