Positive news has the ability to strengthen our hope, and that's what I want to achieve with this collection; to offer help and support to everyone who is fighting the coronavirus in every sense of the word.
We are in this together and we will get through this together.
Some time ago, I created The Happy Broadcast as a counter to all the hate and fear that swirl around the world. Since then, I've been illustrating positive, anxiety-free news which I see as an antidote to the doom and gloom we see and hear in the media.
The Happy Broadcast is a form of celebration, showing that we can all make a positive impact. So, given the difficult circumstances we're all facing, here's a series, dedicated exclusively to the pandemic.
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Coronavirus has the world on edge as the outbreak is now a global pandemic. While some people may be more susceptible to becoming ill with the coronavirus than others, none of us are immune to the pervading sense of anxiety that has taken hold of the world.
So I decided to use my good news platform, The Happy Broadcast, to focus on stories about people uniting in friendship and solidarity or climate/animal-related news to keep things in perspective. It’s a stressful period but we can take a second, breathe deep and look at some of the positive things going on.
My mission of helping people's mental health through sharing happy and positive news is more important than ever so I’ve dedicated most of my time to this. I’m in my seventh week of quarantine in Los Angeles myself, keeping in touch with my family in Italy.
Fake news and misinformation are in vogue more than ever and misleading clues, ranging from unscientific health advice to inaccurate figures about the victims of the disease have made their way to the pages of newspapers and news websites and airwaves of TV and radio stations. Very seldom is positive news shared by major broadcasting companies but I’ve also seen the birth of many social outlets focused on highlighting the positive stories of the people in lockdown.
There’s a thin line between being aware and living in constant fear and anxiety. You don't have to be constantly seeking information. Get the facts, not the rumors and listen to public health experts who can help navigate the path ahead. For that reason, I just launched a newsletter full of optimism and unbiased fact-checked stories.