Inside the program teaching influencers to talk about mental health

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Inside the program teaching influencers to talk about mental health

Imagine a virtual room of social media influencers tasked with discussing mental health and well-being. 

Depending on how you feel about the influencer economy, you might be curious or cynical. Such a meeting could be just another photo op for a timeline that needs a touch more sincerity or vulnerability. Or it could be a chance to harness social media platforms for good by sparking stigma-free conversations about mental health. It might even amount to nothing at all. 

Held this summer, that digital gathering was in fact a multi-week training for 100 influencers who collectively reach 110 million people on platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Participants included the comedian Tre Melvin, model and scientist Megan Pormer, and poet Mahogany BrowneRead more…

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