And, we’re back! And #AAS14 was historic. So, we’re going to be chatting about it, Sunday 4/20, 9pm CST. Sure, it’s Easter/Passover, but there’s still so much energy around this event, that we’re just going to round up our holiday treats, and gather ’round the #SPSM hashtag.
The suicide prevention social media strategy for the 2014 American Association of Suicidology’s annual conference was some of the most effectively coordinated social media for any mental health conference to date.
If you were there, either in person, or joining us via Twitter, Facebook, etc., then you witnessed historic events, took part in innovative discussions, and probably had a lot of fun. Maybe you followed Kevin Hines’ plenary, or perhaps you were live-tweeting the “Big Ideas” panel session…Or you were involved in documentary filming, a New York Times article, or perhaps you unknowingly met with someone from the cast of Glee.
If you want to get a sense of our social media reach, you can check out some of our analytics, here. If you just want to google #AAS14, and you can see our tweets, pictures, videos, curations, etc…And coming soon, you’ll be able to hear more about our SPSM experiences and insights on the Social Work Podcast (we’ll link to another episode also taped during #AAS14, and you’ll love it).
2014 is a tipping point year for the use of social media in mental health, and Suicidology is *leading the way*. Big thanks to the AAS social media team: @DocForeman, Tony Wood, Dese’Rae Stage, Quintin Hunt, and Keris Myrick! There were SO many other people involved, I can list them all! BUT, I hope they’ll be able to chat with us about our #AAS14 experience, Sunday 4/20/14, 9pm CST.
The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.