Monday, November 19, 2018
Supporting Men > peer support

Facebook: a gathering place for strangers sharing their deepest secrets

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/10/facebook-emotional-support-groups/572941/ It’s not surprising, then, that Facebook has turned into a gathering place for strangers sharing their deepest secrets. Emotional-support groups have sprung up around topics broad and narrow: diabetes, addiction, egg donation, a specific birth-control device now pulled from the U.S. market, parenting children who might grow up to be

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The sharing of lived experience to support others

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-10-21/forging-connections-through-shared-experience-of-mental-illness/10397296 What Mr Panther is talking about — the sharing of lived experience of mental illness to support others with mental illness — is known in the mental health sector as peer support. The idea of peer support is to harness people's own experience of mental ill-health and recovery to support others

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What made a difference, Mr Panther said, was connecting with people

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-10-21/forging-connections-through-shared-experience-of-mental-illness/10397296 What made a difference, Mr Panther said, was connecting with people who shared similar experiences and feelings. "The thing that made me feel better was finding other people who asked the same big, gooey questions … who wondered what the point of living was sometimes," he said. "The very simple act of

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