World Mental Health Day: Twitter wants you to #ChooseYourFeed and tune into conversations
With an aim to promote conversations around mental health and in an attempt to make people use Twitter to share their experiences while reaching out to others, on October 10, Twitter is marking World Mental Health Day by letting you customise your feed.
While Twitter continues to work with its mental health partners in India and around the world to foster dialogue about mental health, features such as Twitter Lists can empower people to customise their ‘feed’ - to be able to discover and recommend accounts that resonate with what matters to them.
A Twitter List is a compilation of various Twitter accounts. And you can create your custom Lists, or follow Lists created by others. Viewing a List timeline will show you a series of Tweets from only the accounts on that List, making it easier for people to find what interests them.
Leveraging this feature, various organisations have come forward on World Mental Health Day to create Lists of credible accounts that people can follow for information and awareness around the topic of mental health. These include the TLL Foundation, White Swan Foundation, Fortis Mental Health and Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy.
If you feel like you need to connect with someone about this, know someone who is, or just want to learn more about the subject, you can #ChooseYourFeed by making use of Twitter Lists, and add accounts that you feel can share meaningful information about this important topic.
Globally, Twitter has a list of international resources where people can go to find more information and details of relevant organisations within their respective countries, and has activated an emoji to amplify conversations around mental health. The emoji will be live until October 16 and can be generated by using any of the following hashtags: #WMHD2020, #WorldMentalHealthDay, #LetsTalk, #MentalHealthForAll, #MentalHealth etc.