MENTALLY HEALTHY MEDIA
In the wake of Covid-19, online platforms are providing helpful coping strategies
Seeing a dire need amidst the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, online platforms are providing resources to members to help mitigate the stress, fear, loneliness, and general uncertainty many feel during these challenging times.
LinkedIn decided to create six free online mindfulness classes intended to bolster users’ mental health after seeing that three-times as many LinkedIn users were watching mindfulness and stress management courses on the LinkedIn Learning platform. The new classes cover a similar range of topics and impart tools and strategies that help users better manage stressors and balance their work and life. Along with creating these courses, LinkedIn has made other related LinkedIn Learning classes (around subjects like navigating career strategies in today’s job market and remaining productive while working remotely) free to take.
Mental wellness network Frame is giving potential users insight into how therapy can be used for self-improvement and self-care via workshops that illustrate what services a patient can expect to receive from therapy. According to TechCrunch, “The goal is to give a millennial audience a window into how therapy works in an effort to popularize and de-stigmatize the process.” Beyond these workshops, users seeking mental health support will find Frame’s Digital Discussion offering and its one-on-one therapy services helpful as they navigate this trying time.
Facebook expanded its Community Help feature to assist those feeling isolated during the Covid-19 crisis. The feature originally launched in 2017 and was used to connect those in need to those looking for ways to help in the wake of natural and man-made disasters. Now, Community Help has been launched to meet a globally-scaled need, and will give users the ability to request help or offer help to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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