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dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Kathrynen
dc.contributor.authorTighe, Joeen
dc.contributor.authorMaple, Myfanwyen
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-11T10:59:00Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citation2nd Global Conference on Storytelling Programme, Abstracts and Papers (Session 5: Telling Stories that Matter), p. 1-18en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12247en
dc.description.abstractThe grief following a suicide death has long been considered different to other forms of bereavement. One key feature of this difference is stigma which, in many societies and cultures, can leave the suicide bereaved isolated and disconnected from their community. Previous research examining the experiences of the suicide bereaved report feelings of being silenced - left both without a voice to articulate grief and without an audience to hear their stories. Facebook has occupied a somewhat dichotomous role within suicide research. Initially such social media was viewed with uncertainty, particularly as it remains difficult to ensure the safety of vulnerable people who disclose suicidal feelings in such open fora. This may be exacerbated by the fact that a person's number of Facebook 'friends' may advertise popularity but may not be indicative of their true connectedness to individuals or a community. However, the positive role Facebook can play in giving the suicide bereaved a voice in their grief - allowing them to tell their story - has been little examined. In remote communities, where access to traditional modes of help-seeking can be limited by distance and lack of services, Facebook can be used positively to not only remain connected to others but also access information on services which can provide professional counseling and support. A case study in a remote Australian Aboriginal community demonstrates the ways in which Facebook has provided an accessible and valuable tool for an individual recently bereaved by suicide. By analysing the trajectory of the language used over time, and the way the story of grief was told, it can be seen that the use of Facebook facilitated healing and reconnection to the community. This discourse opens up new ideas to the ways in which Facebook and other social media may be employed to better assist those experiencing grief, identify vulnerabilities and ensure greater connection to services at appropriate times for those who require them.en
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dc.publisherInter-Disciplinary.Neten
dc.relation.ispartof2nd Global Conference on Storytelling Programme, Abstracts and Papersen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProbing the Boundariesen
dc.titleFacebook and Suicide Grief: Tracking the Story of Bereavement through One Social Mediumen
dc.typeConference Publicationen
dc.relation.conferenceStorytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative - 2nd Global Conference on Storytelling, Salzburg, Austria, 7th - 9th November, 2012en
dc.subject.keywordsHealth and Community Servicesen
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Counsellingen
dc.subject.keywordsMental Healthen
local.contributor.firstnameKathrynen
local.contributor.firstnameJoeen
local.contributor.firstnameMyfanwyen
local.subject.for2008111714 Mental Healthen
local.subject.for2008111708 Health and Community Servicesen
local.subject.for2008111710 Health Counsellingen
local.subject.seo2008920410 Mental Healthen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Rural Medicineen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Healthen
local.profile.emailkmckay8@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailmmaple2@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
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local.identifier.issueSession 5: Telling Stories that Matteren
local.title.subtitleTracking the Story of Bereavement through One Social Mediumen
local.contributor.lastnameMcKayen
local.contributor.lastnameTigheen
local.contributor.lastnameMapleen
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local.title.maintitleFacebook and Suicide Griefen
local.output.categorydescriptionE2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publicationen
local.relation.urlhttp://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/mckayst2paper.pdfen
local.relation.urlhttp://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/storytelling-global-reflections-on-narrative/project-archives/2nd/session-5-telling-stories-that-matter/en
local.conference.detailsStorytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative - 2nd Global Conference on Storytelling, Salzburg, Austria, 7th - 9th November, 2012en
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local.search.authorMcKay, Kathrynen
local.search.authorTighe, Joeen
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local.year.published2012en
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