Stories have shaped people life since the beginning of humanity. Telling and sharing stories during pandemics and unprecedented times is an inspiring way. In this paper, we study how storytelling could play an essential role in mitigating, and absorbing the challenges or the spillovers of the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The influence of storytelling on mental health and wellness during the pandemic is reviewed. The paper focuses on how storytelling could be optimised as an effective tool for changing attitudes and behaviours, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, where the public is forced to change their lifestyle, over the short and long term. The implication of this work could bring more attention to the science of storytelling and its role in community development projects.
"Storytelling during Pandemics– a Focused Review,"
Information Sciences Letters: Vol. 11
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Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/isl/vol11/iss1/21