#ChooseYourFeed and listen to the #MentalHealth conversations on Twitter
By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
New Delhi, October 9 (IANSlife): Twitter is committed to promoting conversations around mental health by encouraging people to share their experiences while reaching out to others. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has played a vital role in keeping people connected and amplifying authoritative information from credible sources. Between April 1 and May 31, 2021, mental wellness was a priority for people. The service saw a 153% increase in mental wellness conversations during the second wave of Covid-19.
As the world watches #WorldMentalHealthDay on October 10, the platform continues to work with its mental health partners in India and around the world to foster dialogue on #MentalHeath and share how product features like Twitter lists empower people. customize their “feed” – so they can discover and recommend accounts that resonate with what matters to them.
A-List is a compilation of various Twitter accounts. You can create your own custom lists or follow lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a series of Tweets from only the accounts on that list, making it easier for people to find what interests them. Taking advantage of this feature, various organizations stepped forward ahead of World Mental Health Day to create credible account lists that people can follow for information and awareness about mental health. These include:
Mental health as a subject continues to be associated with various stigmas in certain sections of society, due to which people with mental health issues may not be able to communicate their struggles in their immediate surroundings. The open internet and services like Twitter can be a source of positive support, encouraging people who may find it difficult to seek professional help. They also help create an interconnected space to raise diverse perspectives and resources to address mental health challenges.
Globally, it has a list of international resources where people can go to find more information and details on relevant organizations in their respective countries and has activated a special green ribbon emoji to amplify conversations around. mental health. The emoji will be live until the end of October and can be generated using any hashtag.