Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Shrink(ing) Violet

After taking a break over the holidays, the emerging blogger series is back.  It's aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Shrink(ing) Violet

harm reduction principles
Mental health

Harm Reduction for Self-Harm

McGill University Harm reduction isn't an approach that was originally developed to help with managing self-harm, but it does offer a way to provide greater support to people who don't yet have other strategies available to them to be able to go clean from self-harm. Addictions and harm reduction Harm reduction is most often used… Continue reading Harm Reduction for Self-Harm

social media icons surrounding the word help
Mental health, Suicide

What goes too far on social media?

Is there a limit to what's ok to post on social media?  I'm not thinking about trolling and other such nastiness, but rather about widely broadcasting messages about being suicidal. I'm not a huge social media user, but I do spend some time on Twitter.  I follow around 2500 accounts, pretty much all of which… Continue reading What goes too far on social media?