So the world has flipped upside down and suddenly we're all struggling to adjust to this "new normal." Maybe it's becoming hard to see the point of getting out of your pajamas or running a comb through your hair. But what if the act of getting dressed and practicing self-care is part of what helps us remain healthy? We talk so much about our physical health during this pandemic, but our mental and emotional wellbeing is also a part of what constitutes our "health." We should never neglect it, and now is the time more than ever to shine a light on it. Clinical psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals advise us that we should get dressed everyday in order to maintain our mental health during the Covid-19 quarantine, because a simple step towards maintaining mental and emotional health is to practice self-care. How does one do that? That's what we're turning to you for.
The Fash Life Series was inspired by the idea of how fashion, beauty, wellness, creativity and humor are all important factors that bring positivity and happiness into our lives. During these difficult times, we want to do our part by bringing joy and laughter to your screens, while also helping to spread awareness on mental health and inspiring others to practice self-care and wellness during this global pandemic. We can all do our part to make a difference during this crisis, so the Fash Life team invites you to join us in our #FashLifeAtHomeChallenge.
“An interest in fashion and appearance is a sign of mental health. Psychiatrists are able to infer changes in mood from changes in their patients' clothing.” – Raphael Bonelli (Researcher on Neuropsychiatry)
CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: Mental Awareness Month starting on May 1st, 2020 @ 9 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. EST
***This will be a rolling campaign through the quarantine and during MENTAL AWARENESS MONTH (May 2020)***
1) Post a photo or video series of yourself answering the questions below with the hashtag #FashLifeAtHomeChallenge and talk about how you’re standing with The Fash Life Series and DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance) to encourage others to get dressed daily and practice self-care during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Post on one (or more) of the social media platforms of your choice. Feel free to use the social media templates provided here.
xoxo Team Fash Life
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