Tumblr encourages users to speak up about mental health issues

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Mariella Moon
May 14, 2015 10:01 AM
In this article: SocialMedia, tumblr, yahoo
Tumblr encourages users to speak up about mental health issues

A lot of people turn to social media to vent and say how they really feel when they can't do so in real life. That's the reason Facebook has suicide prevention tools and why Tumblr has launched a new initiative called "Post It Forward." The project encourages users to share their personal stories on bullying, self-harm, depression and other similar issues, as well as to post messages of kindness and encouragement in video, written text or even GIF formats. According to the Tumblr Communications Manager Leah Linder, the initiative aims to "remove the stigma around mental and emotional health" and to raise awareness of organizations that help people overcome their problems. Anyone can participate by tagging their entries #PostItForward, and those who need to connect with others going through the same thing can browse all entries on the project's official account.

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