The Mighty’s Sarah Schuster (@saraheliztweets) Chats Sharing Your Lived Experience Story with #SPSM. September 15th, 2019. 9pm ET.

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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.

 

***Watch SPSM Chat live every Sunday 6pm PT/9pm ET at Twitter.com/spsmchat. All past episodes can be viewed on-demand on the SPSM YouTube channelFacebook page, and at spsmchat.com.***

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.

 

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Sarah Schuster is the Editorial Director of The Mighty’s Contributor Network. Previously, she was The Mighty’s mental health section editor. You can connect with her on Twitter @saraheliztweets.

 

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Dr. Anthony Bean (@VideoGameDoc) Chats Video Games and Our Mental Health with #SPSM. September 8th, 2019. 9pm ET.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Marie Shanley (@Mxiety), Danielle Glick (@danielleglick),  and Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy) discuss “The Right to Suicide” with Guest Dr. Anthony Bean (@VideoGameDoc). Anthony Bean, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Depth Psychologist, video game researcher, and the Executive Director at The Telos Project, a thriving nonprofit mental health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas which focuses on video gamers and their families. Dr. Bean utilizes video game character identification techniques and other archetypal experiences to understand and develop intrinsic motivations for playing, personal identity, and discovering conscious and unconscious conflicts, cognitions, and behaviors. Watch as we discuss issues such as “Can video games help our mental health?” “How can video games prevent suicide?” “Can video games cause people to be more violent?” “How do video game characters help us cope?”

You can learn more about Dr. Bean and his work at AnthonyBean.com.

***Watch SPSM Chat live every Sunday 6pm PT/9pm ET at Twitter.com/spsmchat. All past episodes can be viewed on-demand on the SPSM YouTube channel, Facebook page, and at spsmchat.com.***

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.

 

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Dr. Anthony Bean is a Licensed Clinical Depth Psychologist, video game researcher, and the Executive Director at The Telos Project, a thriving nonprofit mental health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas which focuses on video gamers and their families.  He has been consulted as an expert for CNN, Inverse, Polygon, and internationally for Gehirn & Geist, while also appearing on Radio, Podcasts, and being a sought after Keynote Speaker and conference speaker in the United States, Canada, and Russia.  He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Clinical Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and specialize in the therapeutic implications of video games and gaming, working with children and adolescents, and the use of video game character identification as a therapeutic technique. He has also authored multiple academic articles, book chapters, and the two books Working with Video Gamers and Games in Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide (Routledge, 2018) and The Psychology of Zelda: Linking Our World to the Legend of Zelda Series (Ben Bella, 2019) while being active on twitter.(@VideoGameDoc).

Additionally, Dr. Bean specializes in video games, children & adolescents, and the virtual worlds played in.  He is considered an expert in this growing field, has been published extensively in the discipline.  He works with children, adolescents, and adults who  play video games and their families to better understand the immersive effects video games have upon the individual and resulting family dynamics. Dr. Bean utilizes video game character identification techniques and other archetypal experiences to understand and develop intrinsic motivations for playing, personal identity, and discovering conscious and unconscious conflicts, cognitions, and behaviors.  He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults on discovering their own symbolic transformations through the playing of video games and dealing with depression, trauma, anxiety, social isolation, and other common diagnoses to great success.

Dr. Bean currently teaches at local colleges in person and online on the concepts of psychology, video games, life experiences, and how they are overlaid upon our lives.  He is a regular guest of other radio shows and podcasts.  If you would like to have him on your show, podcast, conference panel or for any other questions; he can be reached at anthonymbeanphd@gmail.com.

 

DR. ANTHONY BEAN IN THE NEWS:

CNN: WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition

Inverse: Psychologists Criticize WHO Decision to Recognize ‘Gaming Disorder’

Inven (Korea, Use Google Translate): List of official WHO game disabilities, listened to experts from domestic and overseas

Polygon: ‘Gaming disorder’ classified as a mental health condition, but is the move premature? Many scientists continue to be skeptical

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Mark Henick (@MarkHenick) Chats The Right to Suicide with #SPSM. September 1st, 2019. 9pm ET.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@danielleglick), Marie Shanley (@Mxiety) and Joelle Marie Nourse (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss “The Right to Suicide” with Guest Mark Henick (@MarkHenick). Mark Henick is a Canadian-based mental health strategist who is highly sought after by the media to give his views on suicide prevention and the Canadian mental healthcare system. Mark’s TEDx Talk “Why We Choose Suicide” has been viewed on YouTube over six million times. Watch as we wrestle with difficult questions such as “Do people have a right to take their own life?” “Should physician-assisted suicide include people who suffer from lifelong mental distress?” “Would more people die by suicide if it were easier to do so?” and “Can someone be a suicide prevention advocate and also support the right to suicide?”

You can learn more about Mark and his work at MarkHenick.com.

Watch as we wrestle with difficult questions such as “Do people have a right to take their own life?” “Should physician-assisted suicide include people who suffer from lifelong mental distress?” “Would more people die by suicide if it were easier to do so?” and “Can someone be a suicide prevention advocate and also support the right to suicide?”

Link to study mentioned during the livestream here:

Netherlands sees sharp increase in people choosing euthanasia due to ‘mental health problems’

 

***Watch SPSM Chat live every Sunday 6pm PT/9pm ET at Twitter.com/spsmchat. All past episodes can be viewed on-demand on the SPSM YouTube channel, Facebook page, and at spsmchat.com.***

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.

 

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Mark Henick dedicated his life from an early age to opening minds and creating change. Now he regularly speaks to diverse audiences about mental health, mental illness, suicide, advocacy, recovery, and hope. Mark’s TEDx talk on suicide is among the most watched in the world. His keynotes, panels, workshops, and media appearances aim to break the stigma that prevents people from speaking openly about their mental health. Mark believes that freedom is found in overcoming the barriers that stigma, disempowerment, and disconnection build. Mark has seen countless times, personally and professionally, that each and every person has the potential to unlock their most true and hopeful self regardless of how dark it may seem.

 

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Mariangela Abeo (@MariangelaAbeo) Chats Faces of Fortitude and Giving A Voice to Suicide Survivors with #SPSM. August 18th, 2019. 9pm ET.

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This week on SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@danielleglick), and Hudson Harris (@mentalstrategy) discuss giving a voice to suicide survivors with guest Mariangela Abeo (@MariangelaAbeo). Mariangela is a photographer and creator of the Faces of Fortitude movement. This project lays a foundation of healing through captured portraits of those personally affected by attempted or completed suicide, and provides a safe, stigma-free space for mental health to be discussed, and stories of loss and survival to be shared. Mariangela did not hold back during our discussion which covered the importance of safe spaces, responsible storytelling, diversity, the use of trigger warnings, and different ways to express ourselves. And piggies!!!

You can learn more about Mariangela Abeo and her work at FacesofFortitude.com. You can see all the portraits on Instagram. You can also support the movement on Patreon.

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Chrissie Hodges (@PureOChrissie) chats #OCD and #Suicide Risk with #SPSM. August 11th, 2019. 9pm ET.

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This week on SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Marie Shanley (@mxiety), and Joelle Marie Nourse (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and suicide risk with guest Chrissie Hodges (@PureOChrissie). Chrissie is one of the most fearless OCD advocates I know because she speaks publicly on some of the more extreme symptoms of “Pure O” OCD such as fear of being homosexual, transgender, a pedophile, and, yes, suicidal. Watch as we discuss how to combat misrepresentations of OCD in the media, why people who have OCD are at such a high risk for suicide, and how to best support someone who has OCD and has reached a crisis point.

You can learn more about Chrissie Hodges and her work at ChrissieHodges.com. Her memoir PURE OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can be purchased on Amazon here.

OCD RESOURCES

ocdonline.com

ocduk.org/ocd

intrusivethoughts.org

theocdstories.com

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Chrissie Hodges is a mental health advocate and public speaker on obsessive-compulsive disorder, mental illness, and stigma reduction surrounding mental health. She is the author of ‘Pure OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder’. Chrissie works with individuals providing peer support and consultations for referrals and resources for OCD treatment. She provides Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy coaching for individuals in treatment at Effective OCD Treatment. Chrissie sits on the Colorado Advisory Board for Mental Health Standards and Regulations. She is a commissioner on the Colorado Suicide Prevention Commission. Chrissie is an American Ambassador for The Shaw Mind Foundation based in the United Kingdom. She is a Crisis Intervention Team presenter for the Denver Sheriff Department. Chrissie was the recipient of the 2017 ‘Advocacy Hero Award’ by the International OCD Foundation.

Chrissie blogs at ‘Battling the OCD Demon’ and is a professional contributor for ‘Mental Health on The Mighty’. She is especially known for her brutally honest, yet entertaining YouTube vlogs about Pure OCD.

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Meet The New #SPSM Chat Team! August 4th, 2019. 6pm PDT.

Meet new SPSMchat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick), Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy), Joelle Marie Nourse (@LazTheLazTheLaz), and Marie Shanley (@Mxiety) and learn what to expect in the coming weeks. All five co-hosts have diverse backgrounds and identities so they each have something unique to the bring to the table. The traditional SPSM Chat format will largely stay the same with the exception of the SPSM livestream now being embedded directly on the @SPSMchat Twitter page.

A replay of the recording from the SPSM Chat YouTube page is embedded below.

You can view this week’s Wakelet featuring curated #SPSM chat tweets here: https://wke.lt/w/s/WC6p1u

 

 

As per @StopTXSuicides‘ request:

Autism/Suicide Resources

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

ASAN’s online resource library section covers a range of subjects.

Pp.15-17 in their .pdf titled Autism and Safety Toolkit: Safety Tips for Self-Advocates has a section specifically written about suicide. It contains information and suggestions regarding planning for crisis, where and how to seek support, and acknowledges that autistics can be at risk in certain situations or may not be helped by those who do not have appropriate training.

Crisis Supports for the Autism Community

American Association of Suicidology and Common Ground developed a Crisis Toolkit to help give hotline workers some guidance in assisting those who may be autistic.

Autistic Women & Non-Binary Network

AWN actively collaborates with several disability, gender, justice, research, and related progressive causes and/or organizations. Additionally, our team works to advocate for our community and educate the public via presentations, workshops, trainings, articles, and statements.

Autistic community on Twitter:

#actuallyautistic #askingautistics

 

 

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@RobertVore & @MarshMan503 discuss The Intersection of Suicide, Mental & Emotional Wellness and Faith

 

 

The Intersection of Suicide, Mental &

Emotional Wellness and Faith.

9:00 pm EDT on Twitter @spsmchat with simultaneous live streaming on YouTube

 

June 30 Chat

Last night I had a few friends over for what we refer to as our “catch up for the week” informal gathering with some pizza and salad. I chatted about an upcoming press conference scheduled for July 15th to spotlight our peer to peer projects that have received some generous funding to expand locally (Bristol County MA).

As I typically do, there was an outline of the upcoming event on an easel pad in the corner with lists of people & organizations to be invited. I mentioned that it’s important that we focus on the triage intersection of other public health concerns with suicide, for example, problem gambling, alcohol and drug issues, domestic violence, etc. as well as local officials, educators, and supporters.

I noted something drift across one person’s face.

What?”

Well, I think there’s someone missing,” he said. “Where’s the faith based piece?”

A bit lamely, I noted the there was a “Rev” in front of one person’s name. No quite what he meant.

So, where does the faith-based community fit into not just suicide prevention but improving the quality of life for those impacted in any way by suicide?

That’s what our guests will talk about Sunday, June 30th, on the SPSMCHAT 2.0 Reboot.

 

Robert Vore

 

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Robert Vore is an Atlanta-area therapist with a particular focus in adolescents & young adults. He’s also a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor for groups of any size and offers trainings & consultations to churches, ministries, & other groups on topics related to faith & mental health.

He’s worked in various ministries & non-profits settings, advocates for betting mental health awareness in faith communities, and hosts CXMH, a podcast on those same topics.

CXMH is a podcast at the intersection of faith & mental health, hosted by Robert Vore & Dr. Holly Oxhandler. They bring together faith leaders with mental health professionals for honest conversations.

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Marshall Taylor is a recent graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. He has been participating in #SPSMCHAT since his senior year of high school (’14-’15) and has been a member of AAS since 2015.

He will begin attending Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia in the Fall where he will be pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree. He wrote his Capstone paper on Suicide in the Bible and the Early Church which he plans to present in some form at #AAS20.

 

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