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HOW AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AND INSTAGRAM LAUNCH MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN! (1424 hits)



For Immediate Release From American Foundation for Suicide Prevention!

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) (https://afsp.org/) is launching a public awareness campaign with Instagram called #RealConvo that aims to inspire people to share their personal mental health experiences, and find supportive communities – both on and offline. Additionally, on May 9, AFSP and Instagram are partnering with SELF and Teen Vogue for a live panel held at the Instagram New York City office to support the initiative.

For the campaign kickoff today, the @AFSPnational Instagram channel will post a dedicated “grid takeover” on its account, featuring video stories of nine people using their voice to empower others to be themselves on social media and speak openly about their mental health. Each person featured in the program is taking a stand against the concept that social media is only a place for posting your perfect highlights — that instead, it can be a place for authentic moments, including sharing life’s ups and downs, having conversations about struggles with mental health, and discovering support and community in the process. The space on AFSP’s Instagram account — and the individual stories featured — serve as a resource to support the community using Instagram to connect and share their experiences.

Some early contributors to the #RealConvo Instagram campaign on @AFSPnational include:

Sasha Pieterse: Sasha, the 23-year-old star from Pretty Little Liars and The Perfectionists, uses her platform to talk about the importance of realness and authenticity.

Donte Colley: Donte is a 21-year-old who uses his platform to share uplifting dance videos to inspire positive mental health.


Read the full article HERE!: https://afsp.org/american-foundation-for-suicide-prevention-and-instagram-launch-mental-health-campaign-realconvo/
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Saturday, May 18th 2019 at 4:20PM
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