Big Tech Is Making Mental Health Action a Priority
Taking action is an essential part of caring for your mental health but many people are unsure of where to start. As a part of Mental Health Action Day, these tech companies are providing support and resources to their users to help them take the first action in their mental health journey.
YouTube is working with creators to help them use their platform to encourage their audience to engage in Mental Health Action Day. YouTubers can make a huge impact by speaking directly to their viewers and showing them it’s never been easier to utilize the resources and support around them to care for their mental wellbeing.
Snap Inc. has developed the “Seize The Awkward” national Filter and Lens to provide Snapchatters with unique conversation starters that spark meaningful discussions about mental health, as well as partnering with Active Minds on a Mental Health Action Day Filter encouraging Snapchatters to take action for themselves and for their communities.
“Reddit is home to an ever-growing number of communities where people connect and find support in both uplifting and trying times,” the company announced. “Today, we continue our commitment to providing our communities with safe spaces by joining MTV in recognition of the first Mental Health Action Day.”
Reddit is hosting an AMA with Therapy for Black Girls founder Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, which will allow users to ask any questions they may have when it comes to taking mental health action or prioritizing mental wellness.
These organizations are not only working to encourage their users to take action to support their mental health. They are also initiating efforts to empower their employees to integrate mental health action into their daily lives, such as GIPHY pledging to have a mental health break activation for employees.
Adobe is encouraging its employees to find mental wellness through helping others. The company is featuring the Mental Health Is Health initiative on their quarterly ‘Tune In, Take Care’ session series for global employees. Additionally, Adobe is encouraging employees to donate to mental health causes like JED Foundation and volunteer as mentors to young people through Adobe’s non-profit partners worldwide.
Technology is a constant presence in our lives and by encouraging and enabling action on mental health, these organizations are changing the way their audiences and employees connect wellbeing and technology.
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