‘Please just talk to someone’: popular responses to celebrity suicide

Note: contains discussion of suicide and mental illness.

Recent weeks have seen a spate of celebrity suicides, resulting in mainstream news coverage, resulting in social media commentary and reactions.

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Self-care strategies for social media users

A friend in her early twenties announces she’s joining twitter to debate feminist issues.

A leader in my field contacts me by e-mail to ask about my tactic of staged withdrawal from my twitter account, @onekind.

I tell my therapist about my battles on twitter and she laughs and calls it ‘Angry Birds’.*

We need to talk about the emotional sustainability of social media.

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