On its World Day … “Facebook” announces initiatives through its applications to raise awareness of “mental health”

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Today, Saturday, the Facebook administration announced many initiatives through our applications in cooperation with many leading mental health agencies, to facilitate people access to the support they need for themselves and others.

In the Middle East and North Africa region, to raise awareness about mental health in Egypt, we partnered with groups such as “No One Qali” and “Not Alone You”, and in Lebanon we work with our partners “Embrace” as well as groups like Teach for Lebanon.

New Emotional Health Resource Center providing expert advice and information

Experts agree that the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health challenges around the world, and its repercussions will continue to exist for years to come. That’s why we’ve worked with leading authorities around the world – like NAMI, Kids Help Phone, and It’s OK to Talk – to invest in mental health support topics, including dealing with financial stress, supporting parenting, dealing with loss and grief, managing substance use and caring for emotional health. Public. Today we present «Emotional Health Center“As a central service available on the Facebook app, it provides advice and information from leading experts. This resource will be available globally with relevant local information provided by emotional health officials.

Over time, we will continue to build on the characteristics and themes, based on the guidance of our global and local partners.

Getting people to service

We offer a number of features across our apps to connect people and facilitate their access to expert support and resources, including:

The WHO Digital Stress Management Guideline, which provides easy-to-follow techniques designed to reduce stress and promote mental health, is now available on the WHO’s Chatbots’ automated response to health alert technology at WhatsApp application.

A sticker pack available on Messenger, designed in collaboration with the World Health Organization, to facilitate conversations about mental health that can lead to support

Preventing suicide and self-harm through our partnership with Crisis Text Line To provide support during crises via Messenger

New guidelines for emotional health on the Instagram app, including one created in collaboration with the Foundation Jed Foundation To help adolescents understand how time spent on the Internet affects their emotional health Korea Suicide Prevention Center It offers guidance on how men can talk about mental health without shame.

“It’s very important to make mental health information more accessible,” says Gabriela Stern, Director of Communication at the World Health Organization. We at the World Health Organization are happy to collaborate with Facebook to support this goal in conjunction with the occasion of this year’s World Mental Health Day.

A new Facebook Watch show focused on mental health

Facebook presents a new program, Peace of Mind with Taraji, a talk show about peace of mind and mental health, and is broadcast on Facebook with Golden Globe award-winning actress Tagari B. Executive Director position For the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation. The program highlights the mental health challenges facing people today – particularly in the black community. The program conducts face-to-face interviews with celebrities, experts, and ordinary people, and the program helps show how to provide support, raise awareness, and help eliminate stigma from mental health problems. Due to premiere later this year, each episode will focus on a different mental health topic, and multiple content clips will be released weekly.

Partner with experts to advance research

The most important thing to support people’s emotional health is to conduct research that helps us understand problems, such as healthy social bonds, loneliness, and mental health.

Facebook and the Aspen Institute have teamed up to promote a collective understanding of loneliness, social communication, and technology and how they intersect. This effort brought together more than 60 experts from various sectors from academia, health, technology, non-profit and government organizations, to share research, identify gaps and light the way for future research and potential solutions.

Today, we launch A brief report on these results. Moving forward, the Aspen Institute and Facebook will host a second series of seminars to delve deeper with international experts to build on these efforts.

We know that people might feel pressured to put a picture of themselves that perfectly express them on their Instagram app. But we also know that many people have found communities that support and inspire them. We also conduct research to understand the best tipping point between inspiration, complacency and pressure to live up to a certain level.

We’ll also host a hearing with mental health experts to understand how they see social comparison on Instagram, and what programs, resources and tools we can put in place to help people, especially young people, manage these stresses.

In the Middle East and North Africa region, we work with our partners “Embrace” as well as groups like Teach for Lebanon to raise awareness about mental health in Lebanon and in Egypt. We have partnered with groups such as No One Qali and Not Alone.

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