You are not alone…COVID 19 and Mental Health


For this infographic I used Canva again. I’ve grown very comfortable with this app and am starting to feel very confident in my abilities to apply the tools provided as well. I started this infographic from scratch, however I saw the image of the brain in a sample template and I loved it so I brought implied it into my own design. I enjoy the endless creative routes Canva allows me to take and how simple they make the design process. While doing this specific infographic, I didn’t like how the application didn’t allow me to show the exact percentages for my “Share of Adults reporting symptoms of Anxiety and/or Depression by age” chart.

I researched this topic off of google. At first I took a glance and the CDC’s website, and although it provided great information I really liked how in depth KFF’s information went. They provided various different charts and diagrams that I could base my infographic off of. Since both COVID 19 and mental health are such popular topics it only took me about ten minutes to find sufficient research. However it took me close to two hours to create this infographic.

My main colors for this design were burnt orange, tan, white and black. I did somewhat neutral/warm colors that correlated pleasingly. With this being such a touchy subject for many, I felt as though this colors portrayed somewhat of a comfort to me. For instance (this may be a bit of far fetch) but the majority of these colors are actually very similar to my rooms decor. So inevitable I find these colors safe. As for the font I wanted something that popped.

Compared to my last charts and graphs assignment I paid way more attention to my infographics color scheme. Last time I found myself paying too much attention to the statistics itself and didn’t balance my layout and color scheme to my best abilities. In addition I wanted to try a new type of chart and see how Canva worked with it. I also added a little bit of creativity that I lacked last time, by using the image of the brain to represent mental health.


The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use

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