Do you want to know about #LiveOn? Do you want to learn more about advocating for suicide prevention? For this month’s chat, we will discuss the topic: “Disability, Suicide Prevention, & #LiveOn.” You are welcome to join in on the twitter chat, so tune in on Thursday, April 20th at 3pm. We’re hosting an hour long Twitter chat with two co-hosts: Dominick Evans and Leah Smith! They are the Project Coordinators of the Live On Movement, which is a disability-led project for people with disabilities to see how worthwhile life is.
Check out the questions below for you to answer during the Twitter chat on Thursday! If you can’t make it, feel free to tweet your answers after the chat! There will be a recap of the chat posted here.
How to Participate:
When it’s time, search #CDRchat on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Live’ tab for the full conversation.
If you might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions, check @CDRNYS’s tweets. Each question will tweeted 4-5 minutes apart.
Check out this explanation of how to participate in a twitter chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat
Check out this captioned #ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc
Please remember to use the #CDRchat hashtag when you tweet.
If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CDRchat”
Twitter Chat Questions:
Q1: @dominickevans & @LSmithOnFire: Tell us about the #LiveOn project. #CDRchat
Q2: Have you experienced moments where you felt hopeless or contemplated about living, because of your disability? #LiveOn #CDRchat
Q3: What factors do you think contribute to suicidal/depressive thoughts that lead to self-harm for people w/ disabilities? #LiveOn #CDRchat
Q4: If you felt depressed because of your disability, what methods helped you cope? #LiveOn #CDRchat
Q5: What resources are available to help people with disabilities? #LiveOn #CDRchat
Q6: What should we be teaching young disabled people to better prevent the desire or pressure to end their lives? #LiveOn #CDRchat
Q7: How can we help to make our community better, so that people w/ disabilities do not see suicide or self-harm as viable? #LiveOn #CDRchat
Q8: How can the community participate in the #LiveOn campaign? #CDRchat
Leah Smith is a writer, communications professional and disability advocate. Leah holds a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and a Masters in Public Administration and Policy. She has focused her career on creating access and equality for all. Leah currently resides in California.
Dominick Evans is a filmmaker and also a disability and LGBT rights activist who lives in Ohio. He is the moderator of #FilmDis, a weekly Twitter chat discussing issues relevant to film and disability. He also currently coordinates the Free Our People Film Contest with Leah Smith.