Attendees will take away new evidence-based knowledge of:
- The uniqueness of suicide bereavement
- Harmful and protective effects of social media use in the aftermath of a suicide
- How social media use can be harnessed to manage trauma, alleviate grief and reach those who need support
An evaluation of the workshops and exploring their impact on practice is being conducted.
This project is funded by Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership.
Bell, J, and Westoby, C. (forthcoming 2021). Social Media Practices after a Suicide: Implications and Recommendations for Postvention, In Pompili, M. (ed). Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention. Springer Publications.
Bell, J. (2018) How the internet is changing the way we grieve. The conversation.
Bell, J., and Bailey, L. (2017). The use of Facebook in the aftermath of a suicide in Niederkrotenthaler, T., and Stack, S. Suicide and the Media: International Perspectives on Research, Theory and Policy: Hogrefe Publishing.
Bell, J., Bailey, L., and Kennedy, D. (2015). “We do it to keep him alive”: Bereaved Individuals’ Experiences of Online Suicide Memorials and Continuing Bonds, Mortality, 20 (4), 376-389. DOI:10.1080/13576275.2015.1083693.
Bell, J., Stanley, N., Mallon, S., and Manthorpe, J. (2015). Narratives of Suicide Contagion: Insights on processes and mechanisms from young people bereaved by suicide. Suicidology Online, 6, 1, 43-52.
Bailey, L., Bell, J., and Kennedy, D. (2014). Continuing social presence of the dead: Exploring Suicide Bereavement through Online Memorialisation. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia.
Bell, J., Stanley, N., Mallon, S., and Manthorpe, J. (2012). Life Will Never be The Same Again: Examining Grief in Survivors Bereaved by Young Suicide. Illness, Crisis, and Loss, 20, 1, 49-68.
Bell, J. and Westoby, C. (2021) Suicide Exposure in a Polymediated Age. Frontiers in Psychology