Pinterest Anyone?

My wife, and a bunch of her friends, have been using the social network Pinterest for awhile now, and being involved in the online community, I couldn’t help but notice how popular it is becoming. Always being one to want to check out new online tools, and a bit of a geek, I knew eventually I would give in and try to understand what all the fuss is about.

The one mental hurdle I needed to get over what that Pinterest was mostly for sharing recipes and fashion tips. Oh there’s plenty of that, but you won’t find that on my profile. 😉

I did, however, think that Pinterest could be an interesting way to share some resources, and reading recommendations, for abuse survivors. They are still in the early phases, (at this point I’ve shared a couple of resources and have added a few of the books we’ve reviewed on the News and Reviews site in the last few months to the pin boards.), but if you’re a regular Pinterest user, you can either follow my profile, or just the pin boards aimed toward survivors.

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  1. Thank you for sharing that. I’m kind of new to social networks except the classical Facebook, and I’m still trying to find my way around. I was disappointed in StumbleUpon: it seems like the topic of mental health and consequences of trauma is completely absent from there (except the occasional site promising you great self esteem in 3 seconds). So I’ll have a look at Pinterest.

  2. I love the thought of using Pinterest to spread resources for survivors.

    I follow several boards that share inspirational quotes and things of that nature as well. It is encouraging on a dark day to log in and look at those things.

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