NewLifeOutlook has added video to its arsenal of resources for people living with chronic health conditions.
Video pages have been launched across several of NewLifeOutlook’s community websites, to incredibly positive feedback from community members.
“This video made me cry,” one community member commented on NewLifeOutlook’s first video for the lupus community, by contributor Anna Scanlon.
“I just found out my diagnosis and I’m still processing it. I’m glad I found this page. Looking forward to learning, supporting and being supported.”
To make this new feature possible, NewLifeOutlook reached out to vloggers who have first-hand experience with these conditions.
Fourteen vloggers have already signed on to create videos that offer their experiences and suggestions for coping with chronic illness. This is a number NewLifeOutlook hopes will grow in the coming months — the organization has plans to launch videos across 20 of its community sites by the end of 2016.
“Video is such a great way to share information,” says NewLifeOutlook editor Amanda Best.
“We wanted to give our community members an alternative to our traditional article format. Our articles are very popular, but it’s nice to have a face to associate with the stories and tips.”
“We also wanted to make our resources as accessible as possible — sometimes you’re too exhausted to read, but watching or listening is still doable.”
And for any hearing-impaired NewLifeOutlook community members, all videos include the option of closed captions.
NewLifeOutlook is a family of websites that focus on people living life with chronic illness — not on the illness itself. We strive to offer practical information to help people afflicted with chronic conditions better deal with everyday life post-diagnosis, and to connect with others who share their experiences.