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Host: Shell Pavlis
Guest: Marie Cradle
Online social media is now as ubiquitous as it is inextricable, especially as it has grown integral to every facet of our daily lives. Suicide, attempted suicide, and purposeful self-harm have all increased as a result of this increase in social media use, particularly among adolescents. According to several studies, greater use and exposure to social media platforms predicts an increased likelihood of undesirable consequences such as bullying and may lead to suicide.
Here are some suggestions for using social media in a healthy and productive manner.
Marie Cradle joins this episode of Hope Out of the Darkness to talk about the dangers of social media and offers tips and tricks on how to become more conscious of when you’re starting to develop toxic and potentially harmful behaviour. She shares some of her favorite self-care practices and urges people to design their own self-care routine, both on and off line, to help improve their mental health.
Marie also shares the various challenges of trying to reach people through social media and how AFSP has found success by using social media marketing. AFSP is working to not only bring awareness to suicide prevention, but also reach people who might be in need and don’t know where to look.
1:15 How did you get involved with AFSP?
3:25 What's your social media background?
6:18 The challenges of reaching those at risk
8:57 How to use social media in a healthy way
15:05 Upcoming AFSP programs
19:40 Suicide prevention hashtags
24:02 AFSP top Events
25:11 What is the Out of the Darkness Walk
32:57 Your go to suide prevention and mental health resources
35:29 Listener Question
Connect with Shell Pavlis:
American Foundation of Suicide Prevention OC Board Member, AFSP Give Back Partner
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Connect with our Guest:
Marie Cradle, America Foundation of Suicide Prevention, OC Board Member
Council on Aging OC https://www.coasc.org
Children’s Hospital of Orange County https://www.choc.org/mental-health/
Hoag Hospital https://www.hoag.org/about-hoag/community-benefit/hoag-programs/mental-health-services/
University of California, Irvine https://counseling.uci.edu/services/
Let’s Stop Suicide. Mental Health for All. Suicide Prevention. Suicide Support.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Orange County, CA: https://afsp.org/chapter/orange-county
Become a Volunteer https://afsp.org/chapter/orange-county#volunteer
National Alliance on Mental Health https://nami.org/Support-Education
DiDi Hirsch Mental Health Services (LA & OC) https://didihirsch.org
Connect with Hope Out of the Darkness:
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