Sep 14 2012

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Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD Survivors (09/14/12)

This week’s focus: Suicide Prevention Resources

I am honored to have my Twitter feed included in this list of 50 Best Twitter Feeds for Psychology Majors! Go check out the other 49, broken out into these categories: News; Organizations; Patients; and Professionals.

Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD Survivors is a weekly Friday feature. My selections are entirely subjective, and I know it will never be possible to include every great resource tweeted. But I can try! I’ve personally read all tweeted links, and believe them to be of great value.

Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for content found on any other website. Stay safe, and don’t follow links if you believe you might be triggered by them. Also, I will not be re-checking links from older Best Tweets posts, and if the site’s archived URL is different from the one I’ve provided here, you may need to do a search on their site.

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Best Tweets 091412 Water Drop

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‏@BeyondMeds “You are not a drop in the ocean,
you are the entire ocean in a drop.” ~ Rumi


Some Tweets to Ponder


@800273TALK “There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.” ~ Richard Rorty

@DalaiLama “When we are caught up in a destructive emotion, we lose one of our greatest assets: our independence.”

@PemaQuotes “Whatever arises, we can look at it with a nonjudgmental attitude.” ~ Pema Chödrön

@LillyAnn “Stand so strong in your knowledge of self that you allow no other person to define you.” ~ J. Perkins

@HealthyPlace “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” ~ Johnny Depp


Linked Tweets


The September 11th Anniversary


@MentalHelpNet News Coverage of 9/11 and PTSD
[SEO: “There is accumulating evidence that repeated viewing of traumatic events on television cause symptoms of PTSD even if you were never traumatized before. Studies show that watching four hours of television images per day of soldiers at war or of other terrorist attacks results in psychological and physical damage, such as high blood pressure and heart attacks.”]

[ETA: Both of these art therapy links displayed below as broken are not. And I can’t figure out why they display as such. Just click on the links, and both will take you to the correct posts at Psychology Today.]

@TheCatAndTheKey What Art Therapy Learned from September 11th
[SEO: “Repeated exposure to traumatic events impacts the content of children’s art. As I have noted in previous posts, ‘when trauma happens, children draw.’ … And this innate impulse to communicate through creative expression is more than just another picture or just ‘pretend’ — it reflects the neuropsychological nature of trauma itself.” Read both articles for greater understanding of how art therapy helps to resolve trauma.]


National Suicide Prevention Week


@PsychCentral World Suicide Prevention Day 2012
[SEO: “Between ages 10 and 55, suicide is one of the top four reasons people die in the U.S. every year. Yet you hear more about heart disease, HIV, diabetes and cancer on the nightly news than you ever do about this fatal but preventable problem. Why is that?”

“Society and the media appear to continue to believe — and through their belief, reinforce — the lies and the half-truths about suicide. Today is a day to end your own false beliefs about suicide.”]

@natasha_tracy We Must Talk about Suicide to Prevent It
[SEO: “I don’t believe we will be able to successfully prevent suicide until we learn to talk about it. No one wants to admit to thinking about suicide and that’s in spite of the fact that between 10-14 percent of the general population has considered it. That’s more than one-in-ten people that have contemplated something that we can’t bring ourselves to talk about.”]

@BeyondMeds Comedian Chris Gethard Reaches Out To Anonymous Suicidal Fan With Long, Heartfelt Message
[SEO: “As a comedian and storyteller, Chris Gethard’s comedy has always come from a personal place, but nothing could be more personal than the lengthy, heartfelt response to an anonymous question he posted on Tumblr Tuesday night.”

“‘Anonymous’ asked Gethard, who wrote at length about his psychological issues in his memoir A Bad Idea I’m About To Do, if he has ever had suicidal thoughts, and went on to express his own troubles with anxiety and depression. Within minutes, the comedian got to work on a response that reads as a powerful essay on finding the strength to anticipate better times in life.” Truly remarkable, please take the time to read Gethard’s post to Anonymous.]

@SarahEOlson2009 It’s Suicide Prevention Week: Here’s My Personal Story (via Capturing Moments Blog)
[SEO: “If I could say one thing to my Mom, it would be Please Don’t Go. I know it doesn’t make a lot of sense, and there are things that I will never understand, but there is no greater pain that I have experienced. Nothing that has shaped my life more then the day that my mother committed suicide.”]

@ssanquist Matters of Substance: Supporting Suicide Survivors
[SEO: “I have heard family members say that they feel they can’t grieve in the same way that they would have done had the person they lost died of a car accident or of cancer. The stigma surrounding suicide means many survivors suffer alone and in silence. This silence impacts their grieving.”]


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