The pandemic forced Americans to take a deeper look at their mental health. With support services often difficult to access – whether logistically or financially – many have pursued alternative ways to help manage their minds. Canvas8 spoke to ten Americans about their self-care habits.
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While COVID-19 caused the overall rate of mental illness in the US to skyrocket, systemic factors mean that racial minorities have been especially hard-hit. So, how can healthcare providers and brands address the impact of racism on mental health in their marketing and outreach efforts?
With people spending more time at home and coping with rising mental health issues, Headspace and Netflix have teamed up to bring meditation and mindfulness to new audiences. The tie-up makes new wellness habits easy to explore by living on the popular streaming platform.
The pandemic has shown that many people experience extreme loneliness despite having access to online support networks and virtual events. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Luke Fernandez and Dr. Susan Matt to understand emotional and social fulfillment, and what it means in the digital age.
The concept of wellness has gained renewed importance in the wake of COVID-19, yet maintaining one’s physical and mental wellbeing is proving harder for some people than others. How can self-care practices be made more accessible and compassionate to those who need it the most?