The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

TW: This post discusses self-harm and suicide in relation to the internet & social media. I refrained from including images, but if the written content itself could be triggering to you, please do not continue to read the post beyond the resources listed. I have included 2 suicide prevention resources immediately below: Related Resources: National [...]

Is Suicide Advocacy Having a Significant Impact or is it Just “Trendy”?

Is Suicide Advocacy Having a Significant Impact or is it Just “Trendy”?

  With the popularity of the Netflix hit show "13 Reasons Why", viewers have been discussing suicide like never before. Some conversations have been focusing on what could have been done to prevent the character's tragic end. Should someone have seen the signs of a depressed high school girl struggling with mental illness and suicidal [...]

Misconceptions Around Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation

Misconceptions Around Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation

    You are doing it [self harm] for attention. I hate this one. It is very likely that someone who is self-harming is doing so secretly. This is NOT for attention. They may be dealing with dark thoughts which push them towards harmful behaviors. These behaviors may be a way to seek temporary relief [...]