Researchers in Texas using art therapy to help frontline workers during pandemic

Created: June 11, 2020 10:57 PM

DALLAS, Texas - Coping with the mental distress of the pandemic is challenging, but have you found a method that works?

That's what researchers at Baylor Scott & White want to know. They've launched a new study to find out what's helping people - specifically frontline workers - cope.

Inside Baylor University Medical Center is a mural created by hospital art therapists. It's called "Frankie the Frontliner." Her message is to empower and unite.

Art Therapist Rebekah Poyner is behind the idea, inspired by a similar painting out of New Orleans.

Studies have shown art therapy can help people process difficult emotions. Now researchers want to know what kind of impact it and other therapies can have on a person's well-being during a pandemic.

Learn how many people they want to study, and what types of things researchers will be looking for, by watching the video of the story.

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