Dameyon Bonson (@BlkRnBow) chats with #SPSM about #FirstNation #LGBQTI people, #SuicidePrevention, and #SocialMedia, 2/8/15

Dameyon Bonson is joining #SPSM, 2/8/15, 9pm CST, to discuss how social media is being used for suicide prevention with Indigenous LGBQTI folk. Learn more about how social media is being used to crowdfund suicide prevention efforts in Australia.

One of the great things about social media is the ability for it to reach diverse populations with targeted messages. When it comes to suicide prevention, for example, there may be specific needs for people who are Indigenous and LGBQTI, and social media can be used to create targeted messaging and advocacy. Bonson will be sharing how he is doing that in Australia using several social media platforms, as part of a larger advocacy mission for the people he serves.

Listen to Bonson describe his suicide prevention efforts here:

Read about his participation in Indigenous social media campaigns here:


Dameyon is a First Nation Australian. He is currently looking at the effect of the compounding aggressions, racism, and homophobia on Indigenous LGBQTI people; and their links to suicide, using intersectionality as a methodology. He is regularly asked to speak on this topic and he has presented internationally. Dameyon is crowdfunding the first ever Indigenous LGBQTI Suicide Prevention foundation in Australia: The Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation. He lives where he always wanted to holiday, in Broome, Western Australia. You can follow Black Rainbow @ BlkRnBow  and Dameyon @dameyonbonson  http://startsomegood.com/blackrainbow

The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.

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Suicide Prevention Social Media: Weekly chats, expert guests. Sundays at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Live-streaming at Twitter.com/spsmchat. Watch past shows on our blog. Hosted by Rudy Caseres. #SPSM
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