The setting of the current study was an urban city where the majority of public housing residents are single females living in poverty. An adapted women’s mindfulness program, including a Photovoice exercise, was offered to this vulnerable population. Stress contributes to poor mental/physical health. A Photovoice research method was used to elucidate the stressors and coping facilitators used by participants. Eleven participants took a digital photography workshop and then photographed stressors and coping facilitators. All 275 photographic submissions were analyzed thematically. Coping themes were: Aesthetics: Man-Made and Natural; Relationships: Pets and People; Self-Esteem and Cultural Identity; and Inspiration Through Religion and Social Media Messaging. Stress themes were: Urban Disarray and Existential Threat/Danger. Results showed that social connectedness, spirituality, improving neighborhood aesthetics, use of social media, and access to nature could support coping.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services|
|State||Published - Jul 2022|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Phychiatric Mental Health