BIRMINGHAM: On World Mental Health Day, Facebook launched a ‘Let’s Talk’ filter on Facebook and Messenger to help people have important conversations around mental health.
Developed with inputs from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the filter acts as an invitation for friends who might be struggling to reach out for support through Messenger.
Facebook has also released a ‘Let’s Talk’ sticker pack on Messenger with 16 stickers that can help when words are hard to find. Each time a sticker is sent, Facebook will donate $1, up to $1 million, to at least 10 mental health organisations, including ‘It’s Ok To Talk’, a youth mental health campaign by Indian NGO, Sangath, and the ‘Live Love Laugh Foundation’, founded by Deepika Padukone.
The other organisations in the group are Caritas (Hong Kong), Crisis Text Line, The Jed Foundation, ReachOut (Australia), Save, The Trevor Project, Vibrant Emotional Health and Youthline.