FFDA Social Media Policies

FFDA’s Goals for Our Social Media 

  • Leverage social media to further our mission of helping families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides.
  • Utilize social media content to expand FFDA’s work to eliminate the social stigma associated with mood disorders.
  • Strengthen our relationships with followers and volunteers by providing timely content that inspires, educates, and motivates them.
  • Support compatible organizations through follows, likes, shares, comments, and coordinated campaigns.
  • Create platforms where users can support one another.

FFDA’s Guidelines for Social Media Use

  • Users will engage with FFDA social media in a way that is respectful of others and their experiences.
  • FFDA will moderate all posts and comments— including reviewing, editing, inserting clarifying comments, and removing as necessary in FFDA’s discretion— to avoid having offensive, misleading, inaccurate, confrontational, or disrespectful content associated with FFDA. FFDA will not tolerate use of profanity, explicit imagery, or inappropriate or harassing language.
  • All posts will respect the work of others and comply with copyright laws. Users will attribute content that is not their own and, when necessary, acquire advance permission from the content creator.

Instagram Ambassadors 

Instagram Ambassadors are FFDA young adult volunteers who, after application and screening, are authorized by FFDA to post on behalf of Families for Depression Awareness on our Instagram. As FFDA representatives, Instagram Ambassadors recognize the importance of using their good judgement and discretion in all online interactions. FFDA Instagram Ambassadors provide insight from personal experience, help to maintain a supportive community for teens and young adults with a a mood disorder, and share information that is consistent with FFDA’s position on mood disorders.

To become an Instagram Ambassador, click here.