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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Molly (Love to Live)

The emerging blogger series is 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 of our community. This post is by Molly of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Molly (Love to Live)

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Mental health, Suicide

How Should Social Media Handle Reported Suicidal Posts?

Let's say you're scrolling through your Twitter feed.  You see a tweet that makes it seem like that person intends to imminently act on suicidal thoughts.  What do you do? Unfortunately, there isn't really a good answer. I've been on the reporting side on one occasion.  Someone had posted on their blog, which was shared… Continue reading How Should Social Media Handle Reported Suicidal Posts?

Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Dev’s Thoughts

The emerging blogger series is 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 of our community. This post is by Dev of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Dev’s Thoughts

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar – Part 2

The emerging blogger series is 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 of our community. This post is by Mad In… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar – Part 2

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar – Part 1

The emerging blogger series is 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 of our community. This post is by Mad In… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar – Part 1

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Blogging community, Mental health, Suicide

Working On Us – Week 16 – Passive Suicidal Ideation

It's now week 16 of the Working On Us series over at Beckie's Mental Mess.  Please visit Beckie's post to see the guidelines for participation. This week's topic is passive suicidal ideation.  For anyone, the difference between passive and suicidal ideation is essentially I wish I was dead (passive) vs. I want to kill myself… Continue reading Working On Us – Week 16 – Passive Suicidal Ideation

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Book reviews

Book Review: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me by journalist Anna Mehler Paperny is both a story of her own experiences of suicidality and an in-depth journalistic exploration of depression and suicide. The author has done her research well.  The book contains information gleaned from interviews with quite a number of experts in fields relating… Continue reading Book Review: Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

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Suicide

Cognitive Deconstruction and the Lead-Up to Suicide

I first learned about the concept of cognitive deconstruction a while back when I reviewed Jesse Bering's book Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves.  He wrote about it as a process of narrowed thinking that can occur leading up to a suicide attempt. What cognitive deconstruction is The American Psychological Association defines cognitive deconstruction as: "a… Continue reading Cognitive Deconstruction and the Lead-Up to Suicide

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Blogging community, Mental health, Suicide

Working On Us – Week #7 – Suicidal Ideation

It's week #7 for the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess.  Visit her post to see the guidelines to participate.  Content warning: This week's topic is suicidal ideation. Prompt #1 Questions Have you ever experienced suicidal thoughts? Have you ever attempted suicide? Were you ever hospitalized for a suicidal… Continue reading Working On Us – Week #7 – Suicidal Ideation

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Juan (The Dark Tales Project)

The emerging blogger series is 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 of our community.This post is by Juan of The… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Juan (The Dark Tales Project)