Start Sharing And Stop The Stigma

The Twitterverse is not immune to tragedy, and tragedy struck recently with the death of Trey Pennington. I didn’t know Trey, but, as the news flew through my Twitter stream, it became clear that many of the people who I value online did, and were obviously deeply upset at losing a great friend and mentor. It’s no secret that Trey was struggling with depression and personal upheaval in his life. It’s no secret now, that is. I’m sure there were many people who thought of Trey as an online “friend”, perhaps had interacted with him online for years, yet never knew how deeply he was hurting. And that’s social media for you. People allow you to see what they want you to see. And they hide what they don’t. Continue reading