Holiday suicide myths persist in the media. Why? What role does #SPSM play?

Despite the fact that suicide rates actually *drop* during the holidays, the media continues to present a “holiday stress” narrative about suicide and depression each year. Read more about that here and here.

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Why does the media continue to do this? Is this harmful? And if so, how? What role could social media play in either contributing to, or correcting these myths?

#SPSM chat will be discussing holiday suicide myths tonight, Sunday 12/1/13, 9pm CST during our weekly chat. If you have ideas or social media projects to propose to change this, your feedback and initiative will be welcome!

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weekly twitter chat and sometimes blog and video blog dedicated to the latest information about suicide prevention and social media (SPSM)
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