@DcCortesYanez and @UrsulaWhiteside chat with #SPSM: Facebook #SuicidePrevention app controversy, 3/29/15, 9pmCST

Diana Cortez and Ursula Whiteside chat with #SPSM on the development issues and controversies behind the Facebook Suicide Prevention App, Sunday 3/29/15, 9pm CST. You can participate in the chat on Twitter, and watch our guests LIVE here:

The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.


Diana Cortez Yanez (@dccortesYanez) is an advocate and lived experience consultant.  Having provided Expertise to Facebook and #ZeroSuicide in the health care movement.  She is a graduate of a comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program called ACES, developed by Dr. Kate Comtois and a suicide attempt survivor.  She is passionate about sharing her personal experience in hope of helping improve the interaction between health care providers and the individuals going through this traumatic experience.

Ursula Whiteside, PhD (@ursulawhiteside) is a licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the #LivedExp community. She works on suicide treatment research grants from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Institute of Mental Health and is a member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s #ZeroSuicide Advisory Group. She is an advocate for the consumer voice in suicide prevention and has developed an online resource based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy www.NowMattersNow.org.  

About spsmchat

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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