Where the water gets muddy is when we don’t talk about suicide. Speaking irresponsibly about suicide can lead to something called suicide contagion. … Read More Suicide and Social Media
Recently I ran a poll on Instagram asking if people were aware of the concept of suicide contagion or if they knew what it was. More than 70% of people answered no. It didn’t come as any great surprise to be honest, how would people know? These are things not taught in school or via… Read More What is Suicide Contagion?
There’s a great quote from a movie that says “I wish there was a way to know that we are in the good old times” and I love that. It makes me wonder though, were the good old times really that good when we were in them, or were they just the same as right… Read More The Duality of Truth
Unfortunately though, when we as a society shook off the harmful and stigmatizing beliefs we forgot to discard some of the language attached to those beliefs. Using the word “commit” when it comes to suicide is an example of this. … Read More Why People Don’t *Commit* Suicide Anymore
In this post (number 3 if you’re reading in order) I want to explore another really big observation from my time collecting data for my thesis from a pro-suicide website – loneliness. I think it’s especially important to be talking about loneliness now in this COVID-19 world. While we are all trying as best we… Read More Lonely in Life & Lonely in Death
Following the first blog post I wrote (Genuine Connection & Sincere Solidarity) I got some messages from people who wanted to share links, articles and thoughts. I just want to put a quick message of acknowledgement here to say thanks! I have since read the articles, followed the links and looked up the suggestions and… Read More Listening over Speaking & Asking over Telling
This year I finished my degree. As part of my final year, I of course had to write a thesis. I knew I wanted to write my thesis on suicide – but I didn’t want to focus on fluctuating statistics, whose rates are higher, what are the economic reasons for it etc, to be honest… Read More Genuine Connection & Sincere Solidarity