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Workbook zines for Positive Mental health in quarantine

A workbook zine that guides you to be in a health state of mind. A digital and print version for global access.

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1. Medical Dashboards.

During a Pandemic, it is really helpful to be informed about stats and information taht is documented.

2. Live sessions on Social Media Platforms

Live sessions on social media platforms like Instagram about the importance of mental health help us connect and empathise with a larger community. It is important to feel heard and hear out others.

Upload or share a link to this resource/message/source of information to share it with others.

Medical Dashboard:

Information on positive mental health on Instagram:
1) @regajha

2) @cpss.yes4mh

3) @artparlalune

4) @momswellebeing

These talk about various different aspects of how it is crucial to remain sane and collected during a global crises.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Numbers have given me a tangible perspective to think from. Being blank about the situation in the world induces a vague dread in me. It is also important that taking care of your mental wellbeing allows you to not only remain calm in crises but make use of the time we have on our hands to do something productive.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • No

In what ways did you share this information?

Coming up with a zine was an initial thought. It is important to keep yourself informed and to do that I thought of using a small story building to prepare anyone who reads it. I am yet to share this as there will be various refinements to be done. I feel making a printed as well as a digital version for the population to access could be an important step towards a health community.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

The issue may not be about lack of information. It is about lack of precise and concise information. Being informed about the relevant information is what is required. With excess of information, there is an increase in the brains cognitive load. Finding the right sources and the correct helplines is what we need. As well as a comfortable community to share with.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

The population and personas could be below:
1) The below average mean income population with no access to digital news. 

2) Population with disabilities where having access to source of information maybe a problem.

3) Tribesman of various countries who rely on word of mouth may miss out on essential information in times of quarantine. 

4) Daily wage workers and migrants who survive on daily income and are not in a fix due to lockdowns everywhere.

What is your current profession?

Communication Designer

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


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