Raw Print’s research based around mental well-being with mindfulness and how the two go hand in hand.
"The amount of time spent on social media could also affect mental health. National analysis led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pitt) in Pennsylvania suggests that the more time that adults aged 19 to 32 spend using social media, the more likely they are to be socially isolated." (Nichols, 2017 [online])
Although mental well-being scores are increasing in the UK they are still below the European average.
40% of Americans are 'constant checkers' of phone/email etc -their stress level is higher.
Social media plays a big part in our lives, bigger than we might think. We use it in our day to day lives but do we know how beneficial it is towards our mental health? The effect of over using social media can cause a lot of negative impacts on someones mindfulness.
Practicing mindfulness allows so many positives for our mental wellbeing, such as:
- Dealing with one's emotions
- Problem solving
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"Elizabeth’s sentiment is one the rings true for many zine makers, cartoonists and novelists who address mental health through their various mediums. It’s not so much a choice to write about mental health as it is a necessity." (Gibb, 2011. 23)
Looking at zines with mental health in mind. The positives of the medium with the benefit of helping people with mental health problems.
People have been using zines as their therapy for years! Gurl Talk, CALMzine and SRVIV Zine to name a few, discuss the different elements and people that go through their problems.