Pineapple Support Continues Corporate Training Initiative – Crisis Or Attention?

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, continues its Corporate Training Initiative with a special session to help staff at individual companies identify when a performer or creator is in crisis. The training session, “Crisis Or Attention?” will be led by therapist Nicki Line on August 30th at 1pm EST.

“Social media is a powerful platform that allows us to share our voice with others and at times you may come across statements from individuals that appear dramatic or driven by attention-seeking behavior,” says therapist Nicki Line. “At times it can be but at other times it’s a cry for help. That’s why this webinar will explore the difference between a crisis and attention-seeking behavior, so you can spot the difference on your platform and provide help for those who need it.”

Pineapple Support was founded by British performer Leya Tanit in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, which is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has so far connected over 5000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“We want platforms to be as effective as possible at identifying performers in crisis,” says Tanit. “Too many people dismiss crisis behavior, and assume that a performer in crisis is just being dramatic. However, it’s vital that we ensure that support is provided to everyone – even those that appear to be looking for attention deserve the same access to mental health support as everyone else. This session will educate employees who interact directly with performers to recognize the signs of someone in need of immediate support. By doing this, we can make sure everyone gets the help they need.”

“Too many people dismiss crisis behavior, and assume that a performer in crisis is just being dramatic…”

Sessions within Pineapple Support’s Corporate Training Initiative are exclusively available to employees of companies that sponsor Pineapple Support. Interactive training sessions take place every two months and are available to rewatch on a password-protected website.

More details about the upcoming training session can be found here.

If you have a business and would like to find out how to become an official sponsor of Pineapple Support, view the available packages by clicking here.

Pineapple Support Announces Corporate Training Program

Pineapple Support has announced a corporate training initiative, available exclusively to sponsors of the organization, that is designed to help companies provide better support to their performers.

“The industry has suffered a number of tragic losses in the past few weeks,” said Leya Tanit, founder and CEO of Pineapple Support. “Not everyone who is suffering reaches out or asks for help directly, and it’s critical that we train people in our companies and on our platforms to recognize need, and enable them to begin discussions.”

“We know navigating this conversation without proper training can be frightening and traumatic for both the person struggling and the person attempting to help,” she continued. “Our corporate training sessions help employees and other staff members know how to react, and what resources to provide, when someone is in need.”

The sessions will cover a range of topics, noted a rep, including “how to identify and react to a performer in crisis, how to support a sexual trauma survivor, spotting the early signs of mental health issues and invisible disabilities, as well as training in gender, sexual orientation, cyber-bullying and BIPOC-specific support.”

The interactive training sessions will be held every two months and archived on a password-protected portal.

Pineapple Support, founded in 2018, has so far connected over 5,000 adult performers and industry members to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“This is the first step in helping to build a greater web of support for industry workers,” said Tanit. “Equipped with the right knowledge and training, employees who work directly with models can play a critical role in providing crisis support. In the future, we’ll be inviting participants to gather and talk about the issues they’ve faced on their platforms, so that we can better learn from each other.”

Pineapple Support is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States; click here for sponsorship details.