Mental Health is Health: Advocating for Mental Health Awareness and Practicing Self Care for the Social Impact Community
From Covid Isolation to Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles’ recent actions & remarks, mental health has been at the forefront of our cultural conversation in 2021. Join this expert panel in a conversation on how the social impact community can approach advocating for mental health awareness and issues through their work. We will discuss best practices for working on mental health issues and how to make impactful work in this space. We will discuss how mental health intersects with other important social justice issues. We will also address how to practice self care for those who are working on social justice issues that are often emotionally troubling as well as existentially important. Learn from seasoned professionals on how to make everyday impact while maintaining a work/life balance and avoiding burnout and stress.
Thank you again for attending “Mental Health is Health” on September 15, 2021.
You can watch the video here:
We have compiled a list of resources from the conversation. Our panelists that included;
- Chloe Barnes, Curation Standards Representation & Inclusion, Twitter
- Mitu Yilma, Digital Director, Born This Way Foundation
- Noopur Agarwal, VP of Social Impact, MTV Entertainment Group
Here are a few links to our external blogs that talk about features, initiatives, etc. on Twitter that may be of interest to the social impact community as it relates to mental health and online bullying:
- Introducing Safety Mode
- Communities: Talk about your thing with people who get you.
- Twitter Trust & Safety Council
- Staying Safe on Twitter – How to report suspicion of self-harm (as determined by posted text or visuals) through the platform.
- External-facing Style Guide that speaks about how to communicate and what language to use around mental health
Born This Way Foundation Resources
- #BeKind21 video.
- #Bekind21 sign up page here.
- Please Stay (a resource for mental health information, evidence-based self-care tips, and suggestions for anchors to keep you here from day-to-day and moment-to-moment).