Things I Found Online - Episode 114

Mental Health & Social Media

February 20, 2020

From “Compassionate Search” to "Here for You,” recent tech company developments indicate an increased sense of responsibility for our online mental health. We are joined by writer, speaker, director and equality advocate Dawn Garcia for a discussion on the intersection of the Internet and mental health. Dawn is crowdsourcing a short film to help spread suicide risk awareness. She is joined by high tech insider Jake Palanker as we explore the role of social media companies in amplifying marginalized voices and promoting positive speech. How can we positively affect our online experiences? Can we customize our social media feeds? Should we respond to cruelty with kindness and how did Twitter facilitate an important dialogue between Weezy, Joe Biden and Cher!?