Whether due to the cultural trope of the ‘strong black woman’ or the pervading stigma to seek help, many African American women fail to get the mental health support they need. Therapy for Black Girls is aiming to tear down these barriers by connecting black women with empathetic professionals.
Lingering stigmas around mental illness in China have meant that getting treatment has long been difficult, with this hurdle negatively impacting outcomes for those seeking help. Now, Wechat groups and digital communities are starting a wider conversation and increasing access to support.
As digital tech infiltrates all parts of society, the positive effects of face-to-face interaction are often overlooked, particularly in terms of health and wellbeing. Canvas8 spoke to clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Haslam about how social groups play a key role in personal identity.
Sociologists have found an unlikely resource for studying modern femininity: the social media accounts of stars of The Bachelorette. By understanding how these women create their online identities to appeal to fans, researchers discovered key generational divides in femininity.
Subscription boxes have helped FMCG brands get their goods directly into customers’ hands with minimal effort. With the Pause box, mental health charity Mind is looking to establish the same kind of automatic commitment to boost its donations and help subscribers improve their mental health.