#SPSM: Where you can find me now

In the last couple of years this website hasn’t seen a lot of action. It’s mostly been a place holder for my 2010-2012 projects.

Since then I’ve been collaborating intensely on social media projects related to suicide prevention, and I want you to be able to find them.

The “Suicide Prevention Social Media” chat and community have taken off and expanded beyond anyone’s wildest expectations.

See an archive of chat announcements here: www.spsmchat.com

Check out the curations of our chats, conference social media, and related projects here: https://storify.com/SPSMChat

You can friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or follow SPSMchat on Facebook or Twitter.

The #SPSM projects have included livestreamed chats, and interviews with experts in the field of suicide prevention. You can find these videos on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/aprilcforeman

So, what’s next? #SPSM chat starts Season 3, August 30, 2015. We’ve got great topics and guest experts scheduled, as well as new community features (including nifty badges you can earn while you play along from home).

We’ve also got several great #SPSM alum and community members appearing in a documentary that should be releasing in the next year.

In the three years since launching #SPSM chat I’ve learned a lot, and the take home message is this: People absolutely want to talk about suicide, and they want to do something about it. They were just waiting for an effective channel. What a privilege to be a part of building that.

“And, we’re LIVE!”

Sun, August 23 2015 » stuff » Comments Off on #SPSM: Where you can find me now


I’ve re-focused my social media efforts to Facebook, Twitter and a social media community I co-created for suicide prevention called #SPSM check out spsmchat.com, follow me on Twitter @DocForeman or check our the SPSPM chat Facbook page. Here’s a video from a recent SPSMchat join us on Sundays at 9pm Central for more info go to spsmchat.com.


Sat, August 22 2015 » stuff » Comments Off on SPSM Chat

Thank you, Red Cross

I had a great time at the NOLA Red Cross this evening discussing how to use body language to help people in crisis. Thanks for having me!

Tue, June 19 2012 » stuff » Comments Off on Thank you, Red Cross

#HCSM asks, “Do *YOU* have a #socialmedia policy?”

  1. HealthSocMed
    TOPIC 2 – Do you have a SM policy for you (or your org)? Is it more about risk management or is it a true guide? What would you edit? #hcsm
  2. HealthSocMed
    We will assume all tweets within #hcsm during the following hour are your own & not those of your employers (unless specifically declared).
  3. PracticalWisdom
    T2: We can and do help Patients find accurate information #HCSM http://bit.ly/Kdr9cG G8 #epatient @HugoOC #s4pm Thankful #hcsmanz
  4. danamlewis
    T2 live at #hcsm – talking policies for social media, or lack thereof. How’s your policy? If you could change it, how would you edit?
  5. danielg280
    T2: Yes, we have a policy. For us it’s mostly about rules of the road: reminders about privacy, what not to do #hcsm
  6. amandasxi
    T2: Trying to make my own personal policy; will be researching med edu SM policies for a research project #hcsm
  7. RichmondDoc
    T2 My employer doesn’t have a formal SoMe policy, but suspect one is coming. Hope it will be guidance, not restrictions. #hcsm
  8. drsuzyyhall
    T2: Our (private) practice has a small group of MDs who engage on behalf of the practice. ‘Rules’ are discussed, but no ‘policy’..yet #hcsm
  9. tahughes
    T2: A good policy for anyone is don’t tweet (or FB or Google ) something that you don’t want the whole world to see. #hcsm
  10. Veronica1231
    T2: Would be interested to see #SoMe policy from other orgs…haven’t seen a great example of a plan both protects and encourages #hcsm
  11. LawyerCas
    T2 from a legal perspective, SM policies should include all 3. Recent cases re dismissal should be considered and incorporated #hcsm
  12. JonathanStweetr
    @HealthSocMed T2. We have a policy for staff users. For the public, we direct them to New York City’s http://on.nyc.gov/JaOkTT #hcsm
  13. stephaniethum
    T2 Policies R evolving w/hospitals I’ve consulted with, particularly as SM continues 2 fragment new platforms like Pinterest emerge. #hcsm
  14. RichmondDoc
    T2 I helped w/ a group that put together @STFM_FM’s guidelines http://www.stfm.org/resources/socialmedia.cfm Tried to make them open/accessible, not punitive. #hcsm
  15. joshdbrett
    T2 A guide suggests that it is part strategy for how to use it to advance business objectives. Policy suggests it is to restrict use. #hcsm
  16. JonathanStweetr
    @healthsocmed T2. Side note: every post I do for work on FB or Tw must be previously reviewed by 2 levels! #hcsm
  17. PracticalWisdom
    T2: A 12-Word Social Media Policy http://socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/2012/04/05/a-twelve-word-social-media-policy/ @FarrisTimimi #hcsm
  18. RichmondDoc
    T2 Also fun to note: all the individual phrases in these guidelines are < 140 characters = tweetable. :) http://www.stfm.org/resources/socialmedia.cfm #hcsm
  19. HealthSocMed
    Don’t forget the second part of T2 – what would you edit from your org’s policy, if you could? (And why don’t you?) #hcsm
  20. PracticalWisdom
    T2: Don’t Lie, Don’t Pry
    Don’t Cheat, Can’t Delete
    Don’t Steal, Don’t Reveal @ FarrisTimimi
  21. crgonzalez
    T2 The best policy is to provide concrete examples of what to do rather than a laundry list of don’ts #hcsm
  22. Julian_Bond
    MT @danamlewis T2 #hcsm – talking policies for social media, or lack thereof. How’s your policy? If you could change it, how would you edit?
  23. tahughes
    T2: I can edit my own policy whenever I want. To edit the org policy, I must persuade others to agree with my suggested edits. #hcsm
  24. JonathanStweetr
    @HealthSocMed T2. Part 2: our policy gives no proactive guidance (i.e. be coloquial, engage at patient’s level) #hcsm
  25. timbigfish
    T2. What I’d recommend most ppl edit in the policy: More do. Less don’t. Start with “do this.don’t do that.” #hcsm
  26. danielg280
    T2: One of the most challenging areas is figuring out how to address the recent NLRB guidance on employee protected speech in policies #hcsm
  27. amandasxi
    T2: I would like to see at least a small part of the #meded curriculum dedicated to meaningful use/best practices for SM #hcsm
  28. PracticalWisdom
    T2: To change these SoMe polices must be hard. Change in Hospitals seems like it comes slow. @tahughes #hcsm
  29. crgonzalez
    T2: It helps to create SM rules assuming you were apprenticing a beginner with actual to-do activities #hcsm
  30. stephaniethum
    T2 I’m hearing edits to SM policies may be widespread w/emerging Nat’l Labor Relations Board guidance. #hcsm
  31. michaelbmoore
    @HealthSocMed Agreed, nice job on T2 #hcsm chat 2nite…can’t wait to see the transcript of that!
  32. HealthSocMed
    That’s a wrap on tonight’s #hcsm – thanks, everyone, for your insights! See you next Sun @ 8pmCT. Tonight’s transcript: http://bit.ly/hcsm51312

Sun, May 13 2012 » stuff » Comments Off on #HCSM asks, “Do *YOU* have a #socialmedia policy?”

The ROI of #HCSM is *blank*

  1. HealthSocMed
    T3 – an oldie but a goodie. Answer first reaction, then you can debate the semantics of the topic & the concept behind it. Ok? :) #hcsm
  2. danamlewis
    T3 live at #hcsm – ROI. HCSM. first thoughts? (Fill in the blank, *then* you can complain about having an ROI topic ;)).
  3. RichmondDoc
    T3 The [ideal] ROI of HCSM is: more informed HCPs, more involved and activated pts, a more responsive/effective health care system. #hcsm
  4. Colin_Hung
    T3: Does #hcsm need an ROI that can be measured? You can’t measure friendship, good advice & connections.
  5. danielg280
    T3: engaged, empowered, and grateful patients; engaged staff who more effectively collaborate with colleagues #hcsm
  6. PracticalWisdom
    T3: ROI perhaps malcome Gladwell Mavens are “information specialists”, or “people we rely upon to connect us with new information.” #hcsm
  7. timbigfish
    Just one? T3. better informed patient; improved health outcomes; more meaningful dialogue btwn informed patient & savvy provider…#hcsm
  8. marksalke
    T3: HCSM ROI is the power of the collective voice: communicating msg, disseminating info, comforting the individual. #hcsm
  9. stephaniethum
    T3 Although this Q is still the equivalent of the F-bomb in the #hcsm Tweetchat, you *have* to ask about ROI. It’s still a business. #hcsm
  10. PracticalWisdom
    T3: ROI= We Also have Connectors, people who “link us up with the world people with a special gift for bringing the world together.” #hcsm
  11. stephaniethum
    T3 SM is just one branch on a health care comm tree. It may be unfair to single it out, but it’s practical to look at effectiveness. #hcsm
  12. JonathanStweetr
    @healthsocmed T3. In my workplace ROI must be quantitative and measurable. Feel good statements/generalizations not allowed. #hcsm
  13. michaelbmoore
    @PracticalWisdom @k8lin But not always. sometimes patients are still angry (but wrong), sometimes patients don’t get better… #hcsm T3
  14. michaelbmoore
    @PracticalWisdom I agree completely. I just don’t know if we can (would even want to) quantify that. It’s a great question. #hcsm T3
  15. HealthSocMed
    That’s a wrap on tonight’s #hcsm – thanks, everyone, for your insights! See you next Sun @ 8pmCT. Tonight’s transcript: http://bit.ly/hcsm51312

Sun, May 13 2012 » stuff » Comments Off on The ROI of #HCSM is *blank*

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