Facebook has brought tools across the new Emotional Health Resource Center, apps

Facebook brings new Emotional Health' resource center, tools across apps

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Facebook has launched new resources and tools across mental health apps.

“Facebook is working with mental health professionals and organizations around the world to help people get the support they need, and we’re launching new content and tools to encourage people to start conversations about mental health,” the social networking giant noted in its blog post on Thursday.

Amid concerns over the impact of social media giants on children’s mental well-being, it has opened a new ‘Emotional Health’ resource center on Facebook. The center has resource cards on positive mental health tips and guidelines for providing equitable access to mental health support to vulnerable groups such as Blacks, Latino and Asians, among others.

Recently, a former employee of the US Congress criticized Facebook for the negative impact of its platform on children’s mental health.

On WhatsApp, UNICEF has launched a new global mental health chatbot that provides tips for speaking your mind, breaking the stigma and starting a conversation with someone you care about.

Also, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) health alert chatbot on WhatsApp will provide mental health and wellness resources as a practice that will help reduce stress. Regional helplines are also available, including a non-onel compatibility consultation chatbot developed by the UK Connection Coalition.

Tech giant WHO works with WHO and acclaimed painter Caleb Boyles to create “I Care for You” sticker packs that make it difficult to start a conversation when words are hard to find, according to the blogpost.

“On World Mental Health Day and beyond, the WHO is working with partners to raise awareness of the importance of mental health care, as well as to motivate people to seek help, or to help those who may need it,” Gabriela Stern, WHO’s communications director, wrote in the post. Added.

The tech giant has also recently launched a new suicide prevention toolkit, which contains resources for parents, educators, young people and the media on how to safely discuss suicide challenges.

(With IANS input)

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