Responding To Anonymous Posts Indicating Self-Harm

I mentioned yesterday that picking up the phone to call someone you know is the best first course of action. What should you do when someone you know ‘online’ – but you don’t know their real name – indicates imminent self-harm? We’re getting into a subset of people here (bloggers, message board members, etc.) thatContinue reading “Responding To Anonymous Posts Indicating Self-Harm”

The 1st Thing You Should Do After Reading Suicidal Social Media

¬†Why do you need to think about this stuff? You’re probably not a person who is about to commit suicide. You’re probably not a therapist or trained professional in dealing with suicide. You probably don’t drive past a potential suicide attempt every day on the way to work. You could just call 911, or DuckDuckGoContinue reading “The 1st Thing You Should Do After Reading Suicidal Social Media”

How To Break The ‘Mom’ Barrier

I would be lying to you if I said that I never wondered when more people than just my mom would read my blog. OK so, I do have a few more readers than that, but the numbers don’t matter. If you’ve ever thought it was time to quit writing because months have gone by,Continue reading “How To Break The ‘Mom’ Barrier”

Collecting Internet Dust

“I think Facebook should advertise itself as a memorial service for the living. It makes the present feel as if it is instantaneously collecting dust.” – Carrie Brownstein, ‘You Can Tell Everybody This Is Your Song‘ Aside from the fact that I admire the quote & the article (by the way, Brownstein is co-creator ofContinue reading “Collecting Internet Dust”