Patient Leader

Since 2009 I've been sharing useful suicide prevention resources, coping tips, ways to find help, and informal peer support to people with mental health issues looking to navigate care systems. As a suicide attempt survivor I have insights from lived experience and share evidence-informed resources vetted from a service user's point of view. I speak directly to peers, not the "pubic" or others around the person, no "us" vs. "them." For a year I hosted #CopingChat, a tweetchat to share coping tips. With 24K+ followers, my account addresses a gap that suicide prevention agencies won't touch on social media. Many people have told me what I do has saved their lives, or helped them in recovery.


Best in Show: Twitter


Best in Show: Twitter

unsuicide is a Twitter account with 17.7K followers operated by Sandra Kiume Dawson, a suicide attempt survivor now living well with BD. It offers mental health resources, knowledge exchange, and informal peer support plus she is an experienced tweetchat host.  — Erin


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