Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, continues its Corporate Training Initiative with a special session to help staff at individual companies identify when a performer or creator is in crisis. The training session, “Crisis Or Attention?” will be led by therapist Nicki Line on August 30th at 1pm EST.
“Social media is a powerful platform that allows us to share our voice with others and at times you may come across statements from individuals that appear dramatic or driven by attention-seeking behavior,” says therapist Nicki Line. “At times it can be but at other times it’s a cry for help. That’s why this webinar will explore the difference between a crisis and attention-seeking behavior, so you can spot the difference on your platform and provide help for those who need it.”
Pineapple Support was founded by British performer Leya Tanit in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, which is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has so far connected over 5000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.
“We want platforms to be as effective as possible at identifying performers in crisis,” says Tanit. “Too many people dismiss crisis behavior, and assume that a performer in crisis is just being dramatic. However, it’s vital that we ensure that support is provided to everyone – even those that appear to be looking for attention deserve the same access to mental health support as everyone else. This session will educate employees who interact directly with performers to recognize the signs of someone in need of immediate support. By doing this, we can make sure everyone gets the help they need.”
Sessions within Pineapple Support’s Corporate Training Initiative are exclusively available to employees of companies that sponsor Pineapple Support. Interactive training sessions take place every two months and are available to rewatch on a password-protected website.
More details about the upcoming training session can be found by visiting https://pineapplesupport.org/corporate-training/. If you have a business and would like to find out how to become an official sponsor of Pineapple Support, view the available packages by visiting https://pineapplesupport.org/sponsorship/.