Whisper launches “YourVoice” website for emotional health
August 15, 2014
(Nellie Bowles, <re/code> Tech News) On confessional sites like Whisper, Yik Yak and Secret, where everything from gossip to flirting flourishes under the cover of anonymity, sometimes users feel comfortable confessing their darkest secrets. For site managers, the toughest to handle are the ones about suicide.
Whisper alone has referred more than 40,000 users to suicide hotlines.
With a $1 million donation from Whisper founders Michael Heyward and Brad Brooks, the company is launching a nonprofit site for emotional help, called YourVoice, on Thursday.