LOS ANGELESAdult industry mental health watchdog and support organization Pineapple Support will host a free family support group and webinar series to help adult performers foster stronger relationships with their parents and other family members. The Parent and Performer Support Group will be offered each Sunday from July 12 – August 16 at 6-7 p.m. ET/3-4 p.m. PT via Zoom, and will generally last one hour. For more information and to sign up for the support group, click here. This free six-week support group is an educational and mild process group that focuses on relational ties in the family. This group will cover the various emotions surrounding a performer’s discussing or revealing their career choice to their parents, and the parents reaction to the information. How to communicate and listen in a healthy way as a family and how to accept/support each other will also be covered. Another webinar, “Challenges of Family Members of Adult Entertainers” will take place on July 21 at 3 p.m. ET/Noon PT. This free webinar is for adult entertainers and their family members to discuss the unique challenges to their relationships, which sometimes lead to conflict, estrangement, and harmful interconnection. This webinar addresses many of these challenges with the goal of providing greater understanding and tools to develop healthy methods of interaction. For more information and to sign up for the webinar, click here. During the month of July, were focusing on providing support to performers to help improve their relationships with their parents or other family members, said Leya Tanit, founder of Pineapple Support. We are encouraging performers to contribute by sending us videos or writing about their experience with parents and family members discovering they are in the industry, which we will share on our social media platforms. Those who wish to take part can send their video or text to email@example.com. Pineapple Support was founded by Tanit, a British performer, in early 2018, in response to losses in the adult industry from depression, addiction and other mental illnesses. The organization, which is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit in the United States and a registered charity in the UK, has so far connected over one thousand adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.
written by: Robert Neuwave