December 8th 2019
So thankful for Pineapple Support, especially where I’m at right now. In a several week long group program and looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting!
December 7th 2019
I used Pineapple Support for online therapy when I was too down to leave the house and couldn’t afford therapy on my own. Please help them out if you can and reach out to them if you’re a sex worker and think their services could benefit you.
December 4th 2019
Pineapple Support is literally the only reason I’m healthy and thriving and happy.
December 4th 2019
I’m a patient with a therapist in the Pineapple Support network and I’m starting therapy again tomorrow. Thank you Pineapple for changing my rate to I can afford to go.
December 3rd 2019
We need more non-profits like Pineapple Support. I worked at a mental health clinic (as a MSW therapist) that received tons of money but I was never able to fully help clients the way they needed to be helped. I burned out and lost hope. You restored my faith.
November 25th 2019
I love that I am getting my services through Pineapple Support. Definitely has been making it easier to talk about things because they work with SWs – so that feeling of do I bring it up isn’t there. It’s talked about before even being matched with a therapist.
November 12th 2019
Pineapple Support are great. The person I’m in contact with is fantastic and very easy to talk to. And trust is not an issue!
November 11th 2019
Pineapple Support – I can vouch for them; accessible services and it was the best decision I ever made for myself. Because of them you get the sexiest me possible!
October 30th 2019
As I cruise around this summit, all I can think of is how to thank you for this amazing treatment I’ve needed for so long.
October 29th 2019
I had a significantly better day today and I really want to credit Pineapple Support. I have made more progress this month with my new therapist than the entire time spent with any previous therapist.
October 27th 2019
I highly recommend Pineapple Support for any sex worker that needs the extra support. Last month I was struggling with suicidal ideology and Pineapple Support was able to refer me to a local therapist. I’ve been for four weeks consistently and am beginning EMDR therapy.
I’m finally feeling emotionally stable and supported. I’m no longer caught in the all so familiar shame spiral. I still have a lot of work head of me but the key is asking for help and then actually using those resources.
October 27th 2019
I’m just super thankful for my new therapist with Pineapple Support. She’s been amazing helping me process things.
October 27th 2019
I want to personally thank you for being a part of my finding a therapist who is qualified to help me. I am so grateful that your organization made it so easy for me to get the access I needed in my situation.
October 17th 2019
I highly recommend sex workers use this service! Pineapple Support has been a blessing!
October 13th 2019
I started therapy through Pineapple Support and they are amazing! I now do text sessions with a therapist who is also a sex worker and sex work friendly and she is amazing! I’m so grateful for Pineapple! I hope it is helpful for you as well!
October 10th 2019
Thanks to Pineapple Support I’ve been able to see a therapist regularly again despite being uninsured.
If you need help, know that it’s okay to reach out.
October 10th 2019
I would like to say thank you to Pineapple Support for helping me find such an amazing therapist. She is understanding, she is caring, she makes me feel like I have the tools to go on when sometimes I feel that I don’t. She’s helped me tremendously.
I’ve been in and out of therapy since I was a young child and she is by far the BEST therapist I’ve ever had including those I have met in person. I highly recommend her practice (Blue Pearl Therapy) & their services offered by Pineapple Support. It really helps. There’s hope.
October 4th 2019
Just had my first therapy session with a therapist set up by Pineapple Support. Soo grateful to have affordable access to sex positive mental health support.
September 25th 2019
Thank you for connecting me with a SW friendly therapist in my area Pineapple Support.
I have my first appointment tomorrow and it makes a difference knowing I have support.
September 25th 2019
Thanks to Pineapple Support, a complete blessing, my therapist is an angel.
September 8th 2019
Pineapple Support is a fantastic resource for anyone and everyone! Not only are they available 24/7 with listeners, therapists and various other resources- but they make getting the help that I personally need at an affordable price so that I may speak with a therapist more often without needing to go through the perils of insurance companies and deductibles just to get stuck with someone who may not listen or even worse, have a bias against my line of work that presents an obstacle so large that deeper issues are never addressed. I myself struggle with PTSD, or C-PTSD if working out of the DSM-5 and I need help. I need someone to talk to, and then obviously, I need to be able to speak about work and how all of these things come together and affect my everyday life. Pineapple Support makes this possible. I cannot sing their praises more often or loudly enough. Thank you, Pineapple Support!
September 8th 2019
The support that I have received and continue to receive from Pineapple Support has been overwhelming amazing and magnanimously helpful. Every person with which I have interacted has been extremely friendly and I can’t help but feel comfortable discussing everything on my mind- including some of my most private issues. One of my biggest struggles that they are currently assisting me with is getting over sexual abuse that happened when I was younger and being able to open up and trust the people closest to me whom I love and those who love me for who I am, as well as accepting that these people do in fact love me for who I am. Pineapple Support are helping me find my voice so that I may speak up, speak out and be the person who I want and am meant to be!
September 3rd 2019
I’ve suffered with mental health issues for a while. As an adult model I have been stigmatised with the support I have been given previously. I had always been told that moving away from the industry would solve all my issues.
Thankfully, Pineapple support provided me with a therapist who has helped me in ways I couldn’t imagine and I’m so grateful. I am giving back to other performers by being a listener for Pineapple and helping support others like me who are missing out on stigma free care.
September 1st 2019
I’ve been using Pineapple Support for therapy and it has been AMAZING. Just another resource.
My therapist I got through there has been my rock. And the app they are connected to has some great resources as well.
August 31st 2019
Since growing up in a neglectful and abusive household depression and anxiety have always been a part of my life. Losing my own mother to suicide as a pre-teen put me into a deep state of self destruction that lasted years.
When I reached out to Pineapple and was received with love and support from leya and her team, I felt a new found feeling of support and love. A judgement free environment that not only allowed me to work out the issues I was having at that time, being cyber bullied, but to also begin the process of truly loving myself and moving forward after a childhood or trauma and hardship that my immature mind was too young to understand or process.
The unconditional support and care provided to the clients of pineapple is like nothing we’ve ever had or experienced before. Pineapple provides judgement free listeners and professional therapists who embrace who you are and what you do. They are there to help and I am beyond grateful to have found them.
August 29th 2019
I know with life, death happens, but i never wanted it to happen to my family or friends. I always dreaded the day that my grandmother would leave this world but never did I expect my mothers life to be taken before her own mothers. I am my mother’s only child and never ever did I think about losing her, more or less watching cancer slowly take her away from me or having rush home from Mexico to find her in a morphine induced coma to barely make it back in time to say my final farewells to her. I know she heard me and as I begged her not to leave me. I begged for forgiveness, I begged her to stay, I held her hand her last breath. I will never ever forget this moment and it will always bring tears!
If it wasn’t for Leya and the Pineapple support team and her truly compassionate team of listeners, i honestly don’t know how I would’ve coped with my first death, my mothers death, suffering and now my own internal suffering now and always. My Mother supported me in my adult work more so than anyone else in my life. I will forever be grateful for her allowing me to follow my dreams and support me in every way she could.
Altho I know others deal with death, I never thought I would have too and if it wasn’t for Pineapple support, I honestly don’t know if I would still be here. They gave me strength, the time, their time, their words of empowerment to keep going and that I was not and still am not alone.
I am comforted knowing Pineapple Support listenrs are there for me when I am feeling low, sad, alone, or depressed, and this is a godsend to me. Thank you for listening to me, even when it was simply the sound of tears being heard, just knowing someone cares about my well being gives me the strength to keep on doing what I love in the adult business.
August 27th 2019
To anyone having a tough day, week, year, whatever, you deserve support. You deserve to be heard. Please contact Pineapple Support to be connected with a therapist in your area that is non biased about sexwork and wants to help. You only have to pay what you can afford.
As someone who got connected with a therapist via Pineapple Support I promise it’s worth it. Therapy has helped me, so many of my friends, and I know it can help you 💜
August 16th 2019
Pineapple Support couldn’t have been better at helping me find amazing mental health support.
August 13th 2019
Such fantastic people! The industry is so fortunate to have folks like them and all the labour they put in for SW and survivors! Thank you Pineapple Support! Your work is so transformative and important!
August 11th 2019
Pineapple Support’s help literally saved my life.
July 31st 2019
Thank you Pineapple Support for connecting me with a therapist who is sensitive to the needs of the adult industry. 💙
July 11th 2019
I care about my mental health and my life and how I treat myself and others. Therapy is an amazing tool and I’m so fortunate to have access to it! Looking forward to my weekly appointment with my therapist who is both sex worker friendly and an actual sex worker. I love her.
I’ve been searching for adequate and affordable therapy for my mental health since I was a teenager, before I was even a sex worker. It was that much harder after. I’m so appreciative of everyone involved with this idea and privilege! ❤️
July 10th 2019
Bb’s, if you’re a SW who struggles with mental health of any kind once again I’d like to recommend Pineapple Support (@PineappleYSW ). I’ve been seeing my therapist they connected me with for almost a month and she’s drastically helping my mental state & entire life. Your services are appreciated. (& blue pearl therapy services specifically is an amazing provider) thank you😌
As you know, our income can vary and sometimes we don’t have insurance for traditional healthcare. Pineapple Support helps you find an affordable way for care. Plz. Reach out.
July 3rd 2019
@PineappleYSW is here to help. I actually get my therapy via Pineapple. The sigma w/ this industry is no joke. That’s hardest aspect to deal with. Often many of us lead double lives bcuz many people in RL cannot separate or work from who we are. I’ve found @PineappleYSW is here to help. I actually get my therapy via Pineapple. The sigma w/ this ind understands our unique lifestyle & situations.
The general public doesn’t deal with situations like being “outed” in their community. Or the type of isolation a performer can feel. Even if I preach mental toughness getting help is part of it.
July 2nd 2019
Just had my first therapy session through @PineappleYSW … If you are having a hard time & you’re the industry, PLEASE utilize this resource. It was SO easy to apply, had my session online from home, it is sliding scale so anyone can afford it.
I get my therapy through this organization and it is awesome. If you ever are looking for an awesome way to support sex workers may I recommend Pineapple Support.
April 26th 2019
Just had an awesome first session with a new therapist thanks to Pineapple Support.
April 1st 2019
I just had my consultation session w/ the only therapist I’ve ever had the balls to see thanks to @PineappleYSW My therapist is a SWer, too, and such a breath of fresh air! I HIGHLY recommend visiting https://pineapplesupport.org if you are a SWer in need of mental health services!
Nov 23rd 2018
If it wasn’t for them, I’d be dead now.