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Technology Facebook rolls out suite of new stickers for World Mental Health Day

16:25  10 october  2019
16:25  10 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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In honor of World Mental Health Day , Facebook has launched a couple of features that it hopes will bring awareness to the cause and help people who may need emotional support. Additionally, Facebook is rolling out a "Let's Talk" pack for Messenger that includes 16 stickers , each one with a

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If someone you know is living with mental illness, reaching out can make an immense impact. It could even save a life.

Checking in on them can be as simple as a phone call, a text message or a ping on Facebook Messenger.

On Thursday, which is World Mental Health Day, the nation's most popular social networking site launched a camera filter called "Let's Talk," to help facilitate tough conversations surrounding mental wellness.

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Facebook said it worked with the World Health Organization to develop the filter that lets your close connections know you're open to chatting when they need it.

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For the 2018 World Mental Health Day campaign we are offering students a special membership at a reduced rate. Join our cause today! We will email a letter of confirmation and a certificate of membership to each new member. Thank you for your support!

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health . The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk

“Much work has been done to destigmatize mental health on social media, but we know not everyone is comfortable sharing personal feelings publicly," said Antigone Davis, Facebook's global head of safety.

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a group of people looking at a cell phone screen with text: Facebook wants to destigmatize mental health by rolling out a filter and set of stickers that encourage people to reach out for support.© Facebook Facebook wants to destigmatize mental health by rolling out a filter and set of stickers that encourage people to reach out for support.

For people who struggle with mental health issues, reaching out is often the hardest step, Davis notes. And for their friends, knowing what to say could also be a barrier. So, Facebook is also rolling out a set of stickers "that can help take the place of words when they are hard to find."

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World Mental Health Day celebrates awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping those feel It deserves particular attention from national health authorities, since it is their responsibility to craft policies and directives aimed at establishing strategies to prevent

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The stickers get the conversation started with messages such as "Let's talk," "Listening," "Feeling Alone," and "You are not alone." There's also a sticker that symbolizes giving or receiving a digital hug.

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You can download the sticker pack by clicking on the smiley face in the text box of any Messenger conversation.

This comes on the heels of studies that suggest that incessantly scrolling through websites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter could be linked with symptoms of depression in young people. Other studies suggest that screen time and depression may be intertwined.

Still, Facebook will donate $1 to a select group of mental health organizations around the world, up to $1 million, every time one of its new stickers is sent. "We’re thrilled to support our partners in the mental health space, many of whom we have longstanding relationships with and rely on to help develop our policies and resources,” Davis said.

The social networking giant also offers guidance for users who see someone posting suicidal or self-injury related content.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Facebook rolls out suite of new stickers for World Mental Health Day

Facebook will donate to mental health organizations if you send these new stickers .
The social network aims to raise more awareness about mental health. The World Health Organization helped Facebook with the new filter and is encouraging people to take "40 seconds of action" to talk about mental health and help reduce the stigma surrounding suicide. One person dies every 40 seconds from suicide, according to WHO. © CNETFacebook is releasing a new filter and stickers in honor of World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10. If you're in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

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