It’s possible to make Instagram an empowering place

[ad_1] At age 16, Leila Symonds was mostly following models and celebrities, including stars from England’s popular “Love Island,” on Instagram, just like many of her friends and others in her social media circle. After school, she’d scroll on her phone, liking posts featuring the reality stars and influencers’ seemingly perfect bodies and learning about…

Singapore-based Intellect wants to lower barriers to mental health support in Asia – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Taking care of your emotional wellbeing is as important as physical health, but in Asia, the topic is often stigmatized. Intellect, a Singapore-based startup, wants to make the idea of mental health more approachable with an app that offers self-guided exercises based on cognitive behavorial therapy techniques. The company develops consumer and enterprise versions…

Facebook will pay moderators $52 million settlement for psychological harm

[ad_1] Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators as compensation for mental health issues caused by their work. The internet is already generally a cesspool of filth and cruelty, so one can only imagine the incredibly horrific things its moderators are forced to witness every day. The payment is part of…