This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy)), and Joelle Marie Nourse (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss “Sharing Your Lived Experience Story” with Guest Sarah Schuster (@SarahElizTweets).
Watch as we discuss issues such as:
Why is sharing your lived experience story important?
What are some tips for sharing your story effectively?
What are some things to stay away from when sharing your story?
What can people with lived experience do beyond just sharing their story?
Sarah Schuster is the Editorial Director of The Mighty’s Contributor Network. Previously, she was The Mighty’s mental health section editor. Part of her job is to edit and publish people’s lived experience stories as well as help elevate them using The Mighty’s enormous online audience. She is also someone who is always open to evolving her views and improving how she approaches editing and published based on contributor feedback. Sarah was actually a guest on SPSM Chat a few years ago so it’s worth going out of your way and comparing the two.
You can read all of Sarah Schuster’s work for The Mighty at themighty.com/u/sarah-schuster.
Content Warning: SPSM Chat contains extensive discussion of suicide (attempt survivor, loss survivor, chronic suicidal thoughts). However, suicide prevention best practices and safe messaging are considered and encouraged.