Kellie Marsh Joins Pineapple Support as Operations, Logistics Community Chair

Pineapple Support has announced the appointment of Kellie Marsh as Operations and Logistics Community Chair.

Marsh succeeds Lane Farin, who recently stepped down as Vice President and Company Secretary.

“The wonderful Lane Farin is leaving the team at Pineapple Support and we want to extend our gratitude for everything she’s done for the organization,” Founder Leya Tanit said. “Although we are very sad to say goodbye to a crucial member of our team, we are extremely excited to welcome Kellie Marsh to the Pineapple Support board.”

Marsh described herself as “beyond happy” to step into her new role.

“I’ve known Leya for over 20 years and have been involved in Pineapple Support since the very beginning as VP and board member of the U.K. charity,” she said. “I’m proud to be part of such an incredible industry and look forward to playing my part in helping to ensure low-cost and stigma-free support for all performers.”

Marsh will take over “many of Lane’s day-to-day operations in the organization and will be the new point of contact for all things finance-related,” noted Tanit.

“Kellie will be implementing a number of new operating procedures and we thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period,” she added. “On behalf of myself and the team at Pineapple Support, we would like to extend a huge thank you for your support and for enabling us to continue providing these much-needed services.”

For more information, contact or and visit Pineapple Support online and on Twitter.

Pineapple Support Launches Fundraising Competition For Mental Health Month

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health resource, has launched a fundraising campaignto raise money for mental health services, as part of mental health month this May. The organisation is hosting a competition to encourage performers to help raise funds and break the stigma around mental health in the adult industry.

The competition, which runs until May 31st, empowers performers to create their own fundraising page to support those struggling with mental health issues. Performers are asked to include a short personal story of why they want to raise funds to support mental health, to help break the stigma.

The performer that raises the most money will win a hamper of natural pamper products worth $250. The winner will be announced on May 31, 2021 when the competition ends.

“This year, the theme for Mental Health Month is ‘Nature’ and we would like to take this opportunity to unite with you, our supporters, therapists and friends, to help spread the word about what mental health means to you and break down the stigma surrounding it,” says Leya Tanit, founder and President of Pineapple Support. “We are asking you, our supporters, to donate what you can to help us continue providing our much needed resources. Whether you create your own fundraiser, donate, or merely share our fundraising page, you can help us to create a healthier and happier adult industry.”

Tanit founded Pineapple Support in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organisation, which is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has so far connected over 2000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“May is mental health month, a time to speak up, support, educate and unite,” says Kelly Jones, AMFT, Pineapple Support Therapist. “We want people to help break the stigma surrounding mental health. The more we talk about it, the less shame and stigma there is.”


To donate to Pineapple Support’s fundraising campaign, visit

Those wishing to create their own fundraising page and enter the competition can do so at

Pineapple Support Launches Trauma, PTSD Support Group

Pineapple Support has announced a free, online support group with a focus on trauma and PTSD.

The six-week support group, “Steps on a Healing Path: Support for Trauma and PTSD,” will be provided by therapist Russell Stagg and will start May 12 at 5 p.m. (PDT).

“By joining this group, you’re taking an important step along the path to healing,” said Stagg. “I’ll avoid trendy techniques in offering support and guidance, and focus instead on what experts strongly recommend. I’ve helped hundreds of trauma and PTSD sufferers with an approach that integrates ‘gold standard’ cognitive-behavioral techniques.”

Pineapple Support founder Leya Tanit explained that Stagg is “a fantastic therapist and has been helping people with life problems since 2006.”

“His research on trauma has been published in major psychology journals, including a recent publication on trauma in the prestigious Self & Society,” she added. “We’re grateful to have such an esteemed therapist leading this support group.”

The “Steps on a Healing Path: Support for Trauma and PTSD” support group begins on Wednesday, May 12 and will take place online each Wednesday at the same time until June 16.

For more information, and to register, visit and follow the group on Twitter.