Increasing Online Awareness of Mental Health Services

Posted by Susan Molinari, Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations

Nearly 45 million Americans are affected by illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Every day, thousands of nonprofit organizations across the country are providing critical life-saving assistance for people who increasingly turn to online communities for help.

On Wednesday, Google, Twitter and Facebook are joining the national conversation about mental health in the United States and will host a training session for mental health organizations - both large and small - about how to use social media platforms to raise awareness and create new avenues for public discussion. The presentations will include best practices for setting up organizational accounts, building communities of followers, conducting outreach, integrating multimedia, and measuring success.

The training session will be hosted in Google’s Washington DC office from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Attendees can register to join the event or watch the livestream on YouTube.