Pineapple Support, a non-profit organization which provides access to mental health services for adult performers, is providing free, 24/7 emotional support from trained listeners. Performers who wish to access such support can do so by visiting PineappleSupport.com and clicking the “Get Support” button.
Pineapple Support was launched by British Performer Leya Tanit in 2018 in response to the string of tragic and unnecessary loss of life in the adult industry from issues related to mental health. The non-profit organization focuses solely on mental health by providing psychotherapy, counseling and emotional support to persons working in the adult industry who are in need of help but unable to acquire it on their own.
Studies have shown that nearly 20% of adults suffer from some form of mental health issues including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, or problems stemming from various types of abuse. Due to the lack of support available to people working in the adult industry and the stigma that can lead to feelings of isolation, the number of adult industry performers and workers suffering from these ailments
may be significantly higher than the global average.
“In the months since Pineapple Support began providing services, we have already achieved quite a bit with a large number of confidential clients who have benefited from the resources we provide,” explained Leya Tanit, President and Founder of PineappleSupport.com “Unfortunately, the reach of our resources and the number of people we are able to help is limited by our funding. We are doing much already, but are also aware we can be doing so much more if we are able to secure external funding to enhance our own efforts.”